KENDAL will be at the heart of the finishing line for today's stage of the Tour of Britain 2019. 

The town is getting ready to welcome spectators and cyclists for today's stage four excitement. 

Yesterday's stage winner was Dylan Groenewgen (Team Jumbo-Visma Cycling).

Eden’s Mark Donovan (Team Wiggins), who is currently 67th in general classification, finished in 38th place yesterday.  It was announced last month that the 20-year-old, from Penruddock, will be joining German outfit Team Sunweb after this season. 

Covering 173 km and starting from Gateshead at around 11am the cyclists will pass through Kirkby Stephen (2pm), Sedbergh (2.35pm), and Kirkby Lonsdale before finishing at the top of Beast Banks, in Kendal, at around 3pm. 

This will be the fourth time Kendal has been at the finish of a stage in the Tour of Britain.

Road closures have already come into force in the Greenside area and from 1.30pm drivers will be unable to access Booths from the top car park. 

The Westmorland Gazette:

Rolling road closures will be in place for most of the route, with temporary parking restrictions in operation to prevent obstructive parking along the event route. Advanced warning signs will be in place along the route promoting the restrictions.

Yesterday's stage covered 184km and passed through Northumberland and North Tyneside.

More information about the stage can be found here.