Stage 5. Prudhoe to Hartside Fell. Today’s stage was the toughest so far as it had a summit finish atop Hartside Fell in Cumbria. The inclusion of this difficult finish and the absence of a time trial may scupper Mr Wiggins-Sir’s chances of winning the competition this year. He seems sure that Mr Froom and a fellow going by the name of Mr Davey Brailsford-Sir … Continue reading Giles Ripwell from the Tour de of Britain.
Stage 4. Edinburgh to Blyth. Today saw us start in Edinburgh, the location of the final of the recent Tour de of the Scotland won by the magnificent Raymondo Barr. The start up the royal mile had to be neutralised as cycling is done in kilometres and nobody would have known how far we would have gone. Then …. blimey! What a corker of a … Continue reading Tour of Britain stage 4 report
Stage 3. Cockermouth to Kelso. Today we went from Cockermouth to Kelso. The less said about the start town the better don’t you think? It sounds like some of the words Mr Wiggins-Sir has been calling Mr Froome! Soon after leaving that place we passed the house of famous new romantic lyricist William Wordsworth and headed for Carlisle. Before going into Scotland the route roughly … Continue reading Stage 3. Cockermouth to Kelso.
Today’s stage took place mainly in the Pendle district of England. Famous for its mint cake, Pendle is also known for ‘The Pendle Witch Trials’ know locally as ‘The Race of Truth’. This quite macabre tale tells of 10 local folk being found guilty of practicing witchcraft! Pah, it’s all hocus pocus if you ask me! Seriously though, Mr Bradley Wiggins-Sir said that Mr Chris … Continue reading Stage 2. Clitheroe to Colne.
Giles Ripwell of TEAM wiggins has agreed to write a blog from the Tour of Britain. Stage 1. Beaumaris to Wrexham. Blimey! Here I am at the start of the Tour de of Britain about to commence a cycling competition for Bradley Wiggins-Sir’s TEAM wiggins. Here is my route guide: The start is in Beaumaris, which means beautiful potato, next to a lovely castle. Crikey! … Continue reading Tour of Britain report from Mr Giles Ripwell.