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Tour Of Britain '08

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by mr Mag00, 4 Apr 2008.

  1. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
  2. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I know it finishes in Lpl so im quite pleased !
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Flippin misses Manchester though.......again !
     
  4. doyler78

    doyler78 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Co Down, Ireland
    Let's hope they can get the logistics sorted out before the peleton arrives this year;)
     
  5. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    it was in manchester a few years ago as i travelled to see it finish from snowdon.
     
  6. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral

    Thank you ever so for that. Hope to see the Race in or around Worcester, missed it last year. :smile:
     
  7. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Aye we have the start of the last stage this year. Saw the finish in Wolves last year decent afternoon out.
     
  8. Renard

    Renard Guest

    The Scottish stage looks the same as last year's which is good considering it passes the end of my street ;)
     
  9. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Stage Two finishes in Newbury:biggrin::biggrin: Yippeeeeee, saw last years stage up White Hill at Kingsclere too, got me a spivy pink Craven Plowman cap!
     
  10. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Excellent - we finally get a stage in the North-East!
     
  11. girofan

    girofan New Member

    The oranisers of TOB have to follow the money and unfortunately that means that geographically it does not cover all areas of Britain. They have to rely on towns and regions stumping up cash to make it pay.
    With the intransigence of certain police areas to cycle racing on the increase, (as seen in last year's neutralisation), even this tactic does not make for a successful TOB.
    It's about time those areas who are 'paying the piper' told The Association of Chief Police Officers, (ACPO) that they will decide what roads the race can compete on. Otherwise it's the tail wagging the dog!
     
  12. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    You're right girofan, but I think that the attitude of the general public towards cycling and the resistance to closing roads make it very difficult for the organisers. I suspect that the Police also go for the 'quiet life' in these matters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. surfgurl

    surfgurl New Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    They've just released the route for the south west stage. It finishes just round the corner from my house!
     
  14. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    tea and cakes at urs then surfgirl
     
  15. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    British Cycling are working to get the law changed to give marshals the power to stop traffic and to get a consistent approach from the Police.