This weekend sees the start of the prestigious Tour of Britain with stage one departing from Ipswich & finishing in Norwich. Many of the pros, including Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Ivan Basso, Tyler Farrar, Jack Bobridge & Samuel Sanchez, are now using this event as preparation for the World Championships. However, the highlight of the day will actually be just prior to the arrival of the pros when youth teams from the Region’s Go-Ride clubs take part in racing along the finishing straight in front of the crowds, V.I.P.s and commentary boxes.
The Kings Cliffe Flyers youth team, consisting of Meg Snow, Oliver Fraser, Thomas Stegman & Jerry Norman, have practised hard this week perfecting fast starts, tight turns whilst maintaining a tight formation to complete the Italian Pursuit with each timed attempt getting slightly faster. They will only get one opportunity on the day to make it through to the medal ride offs so if you’re going to watch the event make sure you bang on the boards encouraging them to a win.
Apart from the Flyers, Wiggins & Cavendish look out local lad & GB’s rider number 165, Alistair Slater, who is a former Go-Ride participant of Bourne Wheelers.
You can watch the T.o.B. on ITV 4 – Live – 13:45hrs ; Highlights – 20:00hrs
For more info http://www.tourofbritain.com