tour of britain

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by roadrash, 29 May 2019.

  1. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    For anyone interested, here is the route, no doubt giving rise to the usual moans of , "well it doesn't cover much of Britain does it"
    good news for me as the final stage passes through wigan and finishes on deansgate ,Manchester .

    anyone planning on going watching
  2. Oldfentiger

    Oldfentiger Über Member

    Pendle, Lancs
    Ramsbottom Rake on the last stage. That’s a stiff climb, but I think finding a spectating spot may be equally challenging.
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  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    It doesn't go past my living room window so I won't watch it ..
  4. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

  5. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    The Berwick to Newcastle stage will be beautiful, and the finish is going to be an evil uphill sprint - a real shame we aren't living in the area any more.
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  6. Rooster1

    Rooster1 I was right about that saddle

    Womens tour near me next week but I can't go and watch sadly
  7. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Judging from my experience of watching a race finish there years ago, don't go by bike!

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  8. johnblack

    johnblack Well-Known Member

    Three circuits of Burton Dassett Country Park will be good for me, great short steep climb and only an hour on the bike from me, plus it's a Friday, so long weekend.
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  9. OP

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    im not planning on going to the final stage in Manchester , it will be manic, I will watch them go through wigan, and I will go to see the finish of stage 4 at kendal, as I have done previously, cracking uphill finish at beast bank which is 11%.
    if anyone from anywhere near me (within 20 mile of wigan) wants to go to the finish at kendal, I will have room in the car.
  10. furball

    furball Veteran

    A finish in my home town. Hurrah, might get some pot holes filled in.
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  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Its near home for a change. Less than a mile. Werneth Low is a nasty climb. Will MTB it up there then pop home and catch the train into Manchester for beers.
  12. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    Unfortunately I'm away. Is the Werneth Low climb Cowlishaw Lane? It'll be interesting to see how quick they go up if they're properly racing. They should send them up Apple Street/Cock Brow instead, that would sort the men from the boys :-)
    Last edited: 29 May 2019
  13. Crackle

    Crackle ..

    It virtually does go past mine, I'm slightly gobsmacked actually.
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  14. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Better tidy up that front garden then, and get rid of the Cortina on bricks...
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  15. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Yes it is. Apple st... eeek
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