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Karla

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Tour Series 2010
« on: April 15, 2010, 03:53:27 pm »
Bike Radar has the dates for this year.  They are:

    * Round 1: Canary Wharf, 25 May
    * Round 2: Durham, 27 May
    * Round 3: Portsmouth, 1 June
    * Round 4: Exeter, 3 June
    * Round 5: Southport, 8 June
    * Round 6: Kettering, 10 June
    * Round 7: Peterborough, 15 June
    * Round 8: Stoke-on-Trent, 17 June
    * Round 9: Chester, 21 June
    * Round 10: Woking, 24 June

I'd go to the Durham one except that I can't make that evening.  I may make it down to the Peterborough one, though. 

JT

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Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 05:41:02 pm »
I'll be at Peterborough (again). Last year's was great fun.

I'll also be manning the CTC Peterborough stall throughout the day but hope to get someone else to cover for me while the actual racing is on.
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Seineseeker

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Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 05:46:24 pm »
Southport again - cool. Racing down Lord Street, if only I still lived there instead of 4000 miles away! I'd love to see it.

Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 07:27:04 pm »
Saw it in Exeter last year and really enjoyed it, but unfortch I'm gonna be in leftpondia this time around. Ho Hum.

Rig of Jarkness

  • An Englishman abroad
Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 07:46:41 pm »
Another 'UK' event in which Scottish stages are conspicuous by their absence.
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Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2010, 09:04:54 pm »
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Another 'UK' event in which Scottish stages are conspicuous by their absence.
I think you will find Wales and Ireland are also absent ;D

JT

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Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2010, 09:09:34 pm »
Another 'UK' event in which Scottish stages are conspicuous by their absence.

Obviously no towns in Scotland (or anywhere else) were willing to pay to host the event because that's how it works.
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andygates

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Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2010, 09:01:38 am »
Just saw the banners advertising it today.  Last year was great fun, will definitely be back.

Ooh, the amateur race teams!  Squee! 
It takes blood and guts to be this cool but I'm still just a cliché.
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Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2010, 09:38:53 am »
I watched it in Chester last year and it was a race. I'll be going again this year.

citoyen

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Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2010, 07:25:09 pm »
Anyone going to watch at Canary Wharf? Looks like fun. I might give it a go.

d.

Clandy

Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2010, 07:20:14 pm »
If anyone is interested, coverage of last night's opener at Canary Wharf is being shown on ITV4 at 7.00pm tonight. (yes I know I left it a bit late!)

Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2010, 07:22:04 pm »
If anyone is interested, coverage of last night's opener at Canary Wharf is being shown on ITV4 at 7.00pm tonight. (yes I know I left it a bit late!)

No one has missed much. It's been on for over 20 minutes and racing hasn't started yet! Just a glorified Canary Wharf ad.
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jogler

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Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2010, 08:24:05 pm »
I made the observation to Mrs. jogler that there was more advertising & talking heads than race time.
Having said that,what about that Malcholm Elliot....49 y.o. & comes second in a sprint finish

citoyen

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Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2010, 11:42:01 am »
Damn, I totally forgot about this. Mind you, it doesn't sound like I missed much.  :-\

d.

Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2010, 10:27:13 pm »
I made the observation to Mrs. jogler that there was more advertising & talking heads than race time.
Having said that,what about that Malcholm Elliot....49 y.o. & comes second in a sprint finish

He won the Durham race.

Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2010, 10:38:27 pm »
I saw that tonight on ITV4 at 7pm.  It was well exciting.  Malcolm Elliot = legend.

Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2010, 07:24:31 am »


I saw that tonight on ITV4 at 7pm.  It was well exciting.  Malcolm Elliot = legend.

The fight into the last corner was a bit lairy, but it was a good race a  very good course and a great win for an old bloke :thumbsup:

Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2010, 07:50:52 am »


I saw that tonight on ITV4 at 7pm.  It was well exciting.  Malcolm Elliot = legend.

The fight into the last corner was a bit lairy, but it was a good race a  very good course and a great win for an old bloke :thumbsup:

It looked like he had the line though and it was the younger rider that was squeezing in, don't you think?

Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2010, 07:56:43 am »


I saw that tonight on ITV4 at 7pm.  It was well exciting.  Malcolm Elliot = legend.

The fight into the last corner was a bit lairy, but it was a good race a  very good course and a great win for an old bloke :thumbsup:

It looked like he had the line though and it was the younger rider that was squeezing in, don't you think?


Yes thats a fair description of it, but it could all of so easily ended in tears, but fabulous racing.  The young lad who came third put in a good race too, tough little course that, Durham is lots of things but it certainly isnt flat!

Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2010, 08:07:39 am »
One thing that really surprised me though is the way the barriers have those metal feet on them and how they stick out into the course.  The road was very narrow in places and the legs just made it worse. 

The commentator said that Dean Downing did not fancy that course and was replaced / subbed with someone else on the Rapha team.

I'm surprised that Health and Safety did not have something to say about that.

andygates

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Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2010, 05:56:32 pm »
They were like that last year in Exeter.  Regular crowd barriers. 
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JT

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Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2010, 09:43:39 am »
I don't think it says a lot for road cycling in the UK when Malcolm Elliot's still winning races at his age.

I really want to like the Tour Series but find the TV coverage really boring. Hugh Porter's annoying commentary doesn't help.
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Rig of Jarkness

  • An Englishman abroad
Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2010, 09:14:20 am »
I've caught up this week with all the ones we missed while on holiday - thank you ITV Player  :thumbsup:

The stand out moment for me so far is Elliot's overtaking manouevre in Durham - what a star !  Yes it does imply that the rest of the field can't be that strong for a near 49 year old to beat them.   But on the positive side that's because most of the UK's top 25 riders are elsewhere, riding in pro teams on the Continent, and that can only be good.

I am a bit disappointed with the lack of crowds.  I think this might be in part to the location of the circuits, which in several cases appear to be tucked away in quiet little corners rather than in the main shopping areas.  I don't think that they compare that well against the Kelloggs crits of the 1980's.

Still, that won't stop me watching the final few events with great interest  :)
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Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2010, 08:03:03 pm »
The latest round in Chester was excellent, for my money the best of the series  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tour Series 2010
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2010, 10:10:55 pm »
went to the woking stage today on the way home. for a 1.4km loop they chose the most undulating bits of Woking.

Good race and the motorbike kept grounding his exhaust!!