Tour of Britain 2016: Stage 5 – Aberdare to Bath

Hello! Stage 5 traversed the country from South Wales back into England through the Wye Valley, the county of Gloucestershire finishing in the renowned city of Bath in Somerset. Crowds were amazing yet again, hundreds turning out to congratulate the riders and cheer them along the way. A fantastic stage with a four-man breakaway for the last 50m. […]

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Tour of Britain 2016: Stage 4 – Denbigh to Builth Wells

Hello!  Stage 4 saw the Tour of Britain cross the border from England into Wales, following the longest route of this year’s race through the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Powys and across the steep terrain of the Welsh mountains. It was a fine, sunny day and my eye was just caught by the intense shadows, leading me […]

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Tour of Britain 2016: Stage 3 – Congleton to Tatton Park, Knutsford

Hello!  Stage 3 saw the Tour of Britain move further south and west to the county of Cheshire -for the first time and certainly not the last. A lovely county with hills and dales and very enthusiastic cycling fans. The people were out in great numbers, from schools to cycling clubs and everyone in between! Villages and towns were festooned […]

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Tour of Britain 2016: Stage 2 – Carlisle to Kendal

Hello!  Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain moved down from Scotland to England in the county of Cumbria with inevitably changeable weather. The race began in sunshine and finished in dark rain and mist. The course covered several punishing climbs, including one appropriately named, The Struggle. It was a hard day but plenty of fans – riders themselves out […]

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Tour of Britain 2016: Stage 1 – Glasgow to Castle Douglas

Hello!  September sees cycling back in the UK, with the Tour of Britain. I love this race, not just because it takes place at home but because it attracts an interesting mix of teams and riders. I like its intensity and with the competition taking place in one week, there’s great racing to enjoy. Stage 1 began in […]

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