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The Tour of Britain to finish on the Island

16th July 2022

Calling all cycling enthusiasts!

The Tour of Britain, the UK's biggest professional cycle race, will be completing Stage 8, the final leg of this prestigious race on the Isle of Wight on Sunday 11 September.

The race will start in Ryde and span 150km through Island towns and villages, before finishing with an arduous climb up to the Needles Battery, in the West Wight - just a short drive away from Tapnell Farm

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Overnight Stay Offer

Sunday 11 September

For those wishing to come and spectate this exciting event, we are offering an overnight stay in the beautiful rural setting of The Paddocks at East Afton Farm (our neighbouring sister farm), staying in either The Piglets, upcycled animal arcs transformed into luxury glamping or The Snug, a luxury glamping hide-away for couples.

Both have al fresco space, with picnic bench, barbecue and two deckchairs for relaxing and enjoying the countryside views and spectacular sunsets.

Just a two minute drive or 30 minute stroll through the farm fields, gives you access to the restaurant, farm shop and attractions at Tapnell Farm.

For full details of this offer and T&Cs click here

If you'd like to stay longer, maybe the whole weekend, then check out our availability at Tapnell Farm too.

Eco Travel & Stay Offer

Ride the Roads before the Pros

With over 200 miles of cycle tracks, byways, and bridleways the Isle of Wight is already one of the top cycling destinations in the UK and attracts an abundance of cyclists every year.

If you're looking for an environmentally friendly way to take a short break on the Island, then check out our two night midweek Eco Travel & Stay at Tapnell Farm.

Guests will be met at the Yarmouth ferry terminal by representatives of Wight Cycle Hire, who will provide two bikes and cycling equipment, and take your luggage on an electric cargo bike to Tapnell Farm. You will then be free to explore the beautiful countryside and coast of West Wight, and beyond, before relaxing in glamping accommodation: eco pods or modulogs.

For details of our Eco Travel & Stay offer click here

And if you'd like to Ride the Roads before the Pros check out The Tour of Britain Stage 8 route on Strava (on Visit Isle of Wight website) which breaks the route down into separate sections so you can choose which you would prefer to try!

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