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Red Funnel host Tour of Britain Fanzone at Northwood House

Thu, Nov 3 2022

  • Follow the final stage of the Tour of Britain 2022 at the Cowes Fanzone, Northwood House on Sunday 11th September from 10.30am
  • Brought to you by Red Funnel, in partnership with Northwood House and Cowes Town Council
  • Red Funnel’s Tour of Britain ferry offer features a Special Red Jet Day Return

Red Funnel will host the Cowes Tour of Britain Fanzone, helping cycling fans to follow the final Isle of Wight stage of the prestigious race in its entirety on the big screen. The free to attend event is located at The Lawn Bar, Northwood House, Cowes, which will be open from 10.30am – 19:30pm on Sunday 11th September.

This is a one-stop shop for everything Tour of Britain in the heart of Cowes. Soak up the party atmosphere with a drink, fill up on the delicious food on offer from Captain Pizza and enjoy the live music throughout the day, whilst you cheer on the UK’s top cyclists as they sprint through Cowes, and across the Isle of Wight towards the finish line.

As many as 19 top international cycling teams will battle it out over 150km of leg burning Island terrain, with intense climbs, nail-biting descents, and spectacular views of the Isle of Wight.

Fran Collins, CEO of Red Funnel, said: “We are extremely proud to be working with Northwood House and Cowes Town Council to bring all the action of such an exciting sporting event to residents and visitors to the Isle of Wight. We’ve been working alongside Island businesses to welcome the Tour of Britain to the Isle of Wight, and we’re delighted to help connect so many people with this beautiful island and all its natural beauty, alongside playing our part in bringing the UK’s leading cycling event to local residents and visitors on the Isle of Wight.”

The venue is just a short walk for spectators to watch the race from the roadside as the race passes through, for those wanting to experience the action. However, the Cowes Fanzone is one of the only places spectators can watch the Tour of Britain in real time from Cowes Green and Castle Hill. Visitors are guaranteed not to miss a thing.

To help celebrate, Red Funnel is offering a Special Red Jet Day Return offer on Sunday 11th September only. At just £11 for an adult ticket and £5.50 for a child, there’s no excuse to miss this special occasion!

Those travelling by car can also save 15% off their crossing with the Tour of Britain Vehicle Ferry travel offer.




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About Red Funnel
Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company with roots tracing back to 1820. Based in the UK port of Southampton, Red Funnel carries 2.3m passengers and over 800,000 vehicles on its ferry route between the UK port of Southampton and East Cowes and 1.1m passengers between Southampton and West Cowes on its Red Jet Hi-Speed service.

In addition to ferry travel, Red Funnel is the only cross-Solent operator to offer ferry inclusive bonded holiday accommodation, attraction tickets, festival and event tickets and activity packages. Sub-brands include ‘Red Jet’ (the Hi-Speed passenger only ferry service serving West Cowes) and its on board café, ‘ReFuel’.

The Company is a founder member of Visit Isle of Wight Ltd, the Island’s not for profit destination management organisation and Red Funnel sponsors or supports most of the Island’s premier events including the IW Festival, Cowes Week, Rhythm Tree, The Great Wonderfest, Wight Proms, Cowes Classics, and Walk the Wight as well as a range of community and niche interest events. Red Funnel’s Charity of the Year, 2022 is Young Lives Vs Cancer.

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