Tour of Britain report from Giles Ripwell.

Stage 7. Fakenham to Ipswich. Today saw us ride through Suffolk and Norfolk known as the farming capital of England. The area produced the food for the Pharaoh’s of the country in the olden age. The gradual undulations in the terrain had quite a calming effect on me and I was about to dirft off as we passed near Banham Zoo when, ?!What the blinking … Continue reading Tour of Britain report from Giles Ripwell.

Stage 3. Cockermouth to Kelso.

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.

Stage 2. Clitheroe to Colne.

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.