After a year away, the Tour of Britain cycling race will return to the capital’s streets this September when 96 professional cyclists will race over two stages with which reach a climax on Whitehall.
2011 will be the eighth time the race has visited London, the last being in 2009 when over 150,000 spectators saw the final stage finish in Westminster.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “London is simply the perfect place to round off the fantastic spectacle that is the Tour of Britain . More and more people are embracing the joy and freedom of travelling on two wheels.
“Events like this, which showcase the excitement and exhilaration of top-level cycling, help to capture the unadulterated joy of pedal power and can only inspire more Londoners to get involved.”