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Major cycle event coming to Barrow set to inspire next Bradley Wiggins

Published on: Thursday 26th March 2015
Categorised under: Active , Barrow, Sport

Watched by an estimated 12,000 spectators, last year's event was a resounding success and gave Barrow a net economic boost of £100,393.

The spectacle was also broadcast to a national audience, with highlights shown on ITV4.

With the event returning to Barrow on Friday, May 29, 2015, mayor Councillor Marie Derbyshire is delighted the area will get to relive the wonderful experience all over again.

Cllr Derbyshire said: “It was absolutely brilliant last year. The crowd was fantastic and, what did it for me as well, was the fact that I had three people involved in the event asking if they could come back, because they were overwhelmed by the support they got off the public.

“They found that the people of Barrow and the borough were brilliant. I was really proud of the town. It was great to watch as well. This is a great way of promoting Barrow.”

Local cycling clubs are already promoting the build-up to the event as a chance to inspire the next Bradley Wiggins? As cycling fever grips the town, Barrow Central Wheelers is promoting its time trials, to which all are welcome.

This season's first event, over 10 miles, will take place on Wednesday April 1 – meeting at the Fishermans Arms, Baycliff, at 6.30pm.

Various events on six different courses will continue every Wednesday evening until the end of August.

If the pace is too fast, then maybe  one of the club’s rides every Sunday morning is more for you.  Cyclists meet at 9am at Tank Square roundabout in Ulverston. Rides are typically 40 to 50 miles at a steady pace and geared towards being social rather than fast.

For more details, contact Glenn Rhodes or Allan Nelson via the web address www.barrowcentralwhs.org.uk