Some of the world’s most famous cyclists will ride through Erewash in September as part of the Tour of Britain.
Residents will be able to see the top competitors when they reach the borough on Friday, September 11, during Stage Six of the competition.
Now Erewash Borough Council is urging residents, businesses and schools to get involved and cheer on the sporting heroes when they reach Ilkeston on the route around 3.15pm and 3.50pm.
Cllr Mike Wallis, lead member for culture and leisure, said: “Exact details of the route through our borough will be released nearer the time, but in the meantime we want to encourage everyone to think about turning out in force to see the world’s best cyclists – or even organise a celebration event for the occasion.
“Anyone organising a Tour of Britain event – however large or small – can get in touch with us and we have some flags we can provide to cheer on the sporting superstars.”