THE Tour of Britain returns to Worcester tomorrow as the city hosts the start of the prestigious final stage.

After the huge success of 2014, when Worcester hosted the start of the Tour, riders will again line up on the city's streets before embarking on the 180km race which will also take in Pershore, Upton and Malvern.

Here's the answers to some of the essential questions.

What time do I need to be there?

9.15am: Team buses will start arriving giving you plenty of time to meet the riders and enjoy the pre-race activities at the Hive. The cafe will also open early for hot and cold drinks.

10.45am: The lead car will leave Croft Road.

11am: The mayor of Worcester will drop the flag. Riders will then make their way out of the city past Cathedral Square and the Commandery.

11.20am: The start proper of the race is in Pershore.

11.30am: The race is expected to reach Upton.

11.45am: Riders are due to arrive on Marlbank Road, Welland for the racers to go head-to-head for the prestigious King of the Mountains title. They will begin the steep ascent up through Little Malvern in a bid to become the first to reach the finish at the top of British Camp.

12.10pm: The race will turn toward Ledbury into the High Street and up the Homend, before turning towards the finish at Cardiff.

Will I spot any stars?

One of the nice aspects of the race is you should have chance to mingle with some of the cycling stars at the start line - so take your autograph book along.

Mark Cavendish returns to lead Team Dimension Data after breaking his right shoulder during the Tour de France in July.

Edvald Boasson Hagen, the current Norwegian Time Trial Champion, also takes part having won in 2009 and 2015.

Fernando Gaviria returns with Team Quick-Step Floors, two years after making a winning debut in the Tour of Britain.

Alongside Gaviria will be Tour de France top ten finisher Dan Martin as he makes his first racing appearance since finishing sixth overall in this year’s Tour, having raced 12 stages with two broken vertebrae.

They will be joined by Czech National Road Race Champion Zdenek Štybar and former World Road Race Champion Philippe Gilbert, who is making his Tour of Britain debut.

Where can I find a good view?

Here's the best spots to catch a glimpse of the race.

In Worcester:

1. The bottom of Broad Street and along Deansway

2. Cathedral Square, High Street

3. The Commandery, Sidbury

4. Waitrose, London Road

5. The Oak Apple pub, Spetchley Road

In Malvern

1. Hanley Road

2. High Street

3. Old Street

Parking in Hanley Road car park, British Camp car park or the car parks off Jubilee Drive (further away)

In Ledbury:

1. High Street

2 Homend

Parking in the car park off Bye Street

What roads are closed?

The start area on Castle Street and Croft Road will be closed from 4am to 1pm.

There will be rolling road closures between 10.45am and 12pm so sections of the A44 will be closed for half an hour periods as the riders make their way along it.

Sections of the A44 from North Quay to Spetchley Road roundabout and the A44 Whittington Road to Swinesherd Way roundabout with A44/A4440 will see rolling closures.

Swinesherd Way to County Hall roundabout will see closures as will the A44 Spetchley Road to Spetchley Crossroads roundabout.