Thousands of people turned out to welcome cycling’s Tour of Britain as it wheeled its way through Nottinghamshire.
Crowds lined the streets of Mansfield town centre as the riders set off on stage three of the event at 11am on Wednesday.
The race route goes through Hucknall, Southwell and Worksop before finishing in Newark with cyclists completing a distance of 165km or 102 miles.
— Matt Reavill (@Reavill_Matt) September 6, 2017
Riders will also pass the memorial to Tommy Simpson in Harworth at around 1.30pm.
Simpson, one of Britain’s most successful cyclists, was world champion in 1965 and was also the first Brit to wear the leader’s yellow jersey in the Tour de France. He died after collapsing during the 1967 Tour.
😍 Look at the crowds in Mansfield!! 😍
— Tour of Britain 🇬🇧 (@TourofBritain) September 6, 2017
Before the race set off star riders including Mark Cavendish stopped to sign autographs
Australian Caleb Ewan won stages one and three and finished fourth in the second stage – he is currently six seconds ahead of his nearest competitor going into the Nottinghamshire stage.
The highest placed Brit is Christopher Lawless, who is currently in 15th position, 20 seconds behind the leader.