Recently crowned British road race champion David Millar and fellow Tour de France rider Bradley Wiggins are down to ride this Sunday’s Tour of the Pendle in north east Lancashire in the UK.
The race is the last round of British Cycling’s Premier Calendar series and will attract more than 100 of the best cyclists in the country. The riders will do three laps of a 28 mile circuit around Pendle Hill with a finishing run through Nelson for a total of 96 miles.
The Premier Calendar has already been wrapped up by Chris Newton (Recycling.co.uk) who has 705 points. But the battle for second place is still up for grabs, with Robin Sharman (KFS Special Vehicles) on 585 points, Gordon McCauley on 584 and Dean Downing on 579. In addition to those riders, Russell Downing (Team Health Net/Maxxis) and Matt Stephens (Sigma Sport) are both favourites to win on Sunday.
The Tour of the Pendle starts at 9.30am outside Nelson Town Hall. The race is part of Pendle Council’s Cycle Fest, while it is taking place, there will be displays and activities in Nelson town centre. It will be broadcast on British Eurosport TV.
9.10am Riders depart from Registration Venue (Pendle Vale School)
9.30am Start (in front of Nelson Town Hall)
12.30pm Riders expected to start the finish circuit
12.45pm Finish followed by prize presentation
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