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Tour of Britain 2012
« on: April 26, 2012, 11:57:20 am »
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/2012-tour-of-britain-launched

Starting 9/9/12

1.   Ipswich to Norwich
2.   Nottingham to the elephant enclosure at Knowsley Safari Park
3.   Somewhere in Scotland to Somewhere Else (or maybe the same place) in Scotland
4.   Carlisle to Blackpool
5.   Stoke to Stoke via Staffordshire moorlands
6.   Welshpool to Caerphilly
7.   Barnstable to Dartmouth
8.   Reigate to Guildford


tiermat

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 12:00:42 pm »
Looks like they have learnt from the fiasco of a couple of years ago and are missing out Yorkshire then.....
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Rhys W

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 12:04:56 pm »
Welshpool to Caerphilly again?

I'm not complaining, there was a massive crowd on the mountain last year, and they go up it twice this year. The finish area by the castle was also obviously a big hit.

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 12:07:18 pm »
Was that the one where Bernie Eisel hopped off his bike, cheered the peloton through, then hopped back on his bike to join in again?
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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 12:08:45 pm »
Yes.

David Martin

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 12:09:28 pm »
Scottish bit looks like Peebles to Dumfries or the other way round. Make it more fun by taking them via the 7-stanes on cyclocross bikes :)
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clarion

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 02:53:26 pm »
Looks like they have learnt from the fiasco of a couple of years ago and are missing out Yorkshire then.....

National Embarrassment.
Getting there...

TimC

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2012, 03:06:27 pm »
Looks like they have learnt from the fiasco of a couple of years ago and are missing out Yorkshire then.....

National Embarrassment.

Oh, I don't know, Clarion. Yorkshire's not that bad.... ;D

Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2012, 03:43:46 pm »
Part of me is glad that they are not running the same old London crit circuit again.  They have done it far too many times..  and there is more to London than up and down the Embankment.  (although I accept that it is an easy area to close off for a Sunday.)

The rest of me liked it as it was busy and had good crowds and great photo opportunities.
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clarion

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012, 03:54:47 pm »
Might be tempted to saunter out for the Surrey stage, if we're about.
Getting there...

mcshroom

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2012, 03:57:41 pm »
[pedant]It's Barnstaple not Barnstable[/pedant]

I might be able to get to the Carlisle-Blackpool stage :)
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clarion

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2012, 03:58:38 pm »
I thought it was Bastable ;)
Getting there...

gibbo

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2012, 04:15:44 pm »
I missed the tour coming through my home town of Hadleigh last year since I was doing a ride from Chelmsford to Portland, Dorset. Hopefully this year I'll ride over to Ipswich to see the start.
Gibbo.

jogler

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2012, 05:00:17 pm »
It passes within 5km of joglerville twice on the Stoke stage.

clarion

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2012, 05:02:19 pm »
Are you going to invite them in for a cup of tea and a slice of Marj's irresistible cake?
Getting there...

jogler

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2012, 05:04:57 pm »
only if they can prove registration on yacf ;)

David Martin

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2012, 05:07:33 pm »
Jedburgh to Dumfries. Should be very nice.
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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2012, 05:08:20 pm »
It looks like I can make Caerphilly mountain this year!  :D

Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2012, 05:19:09 pm »
Wonder if the lions will have been fed before the finish in Knowsley Safari Park? If not I'll bet no-one will go for a lone break in the last 2k.
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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2012, 06:55:26 pm »
Wonder if the lions will have been fed before the finish in Knowsley Safari Park? If not I'll bet no-one will go for a lone break in the last 2k.

I recall when there were races at the West Midlands Safari Park years ago.

Races were billed as "The Meals on Wheels Kermesse"

TimC

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2012, 07:21:58 am »
I missed the tour coming through my home town of Hadleigh last year since I was doing a ride from Chelmsford to Portland, Dorset. Hopefully this year I'll ride over to Ipswich to see the start.
Gibbo.

We might go and have a gander at the start, too.

Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2012, 10:08:10 am »
Wonder if the lions will have been fed before the finish in Knowsley Safari Park? If not I'll bet no-one will go for a lone break in the last 2k.

I recall when there were races at the West Midlands Safari Park years ago.

Races were billed as "The Meals on Wheels Kermesse"
Which era Paul? I'm interested in cycle-racing history.
Working my way up to inferior.

Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2012, 01:43:22 pm »
Wonder if the lions will have been fed before the finish in Knowsley Safari Park? If not I'll bet no-one will go for a lone break in the last 2k.

I recall when there were races at the West Midlands Safari Park years ago.

Races were billed as "The Meals on Wheels Kermesse"
Which era Paul? I'm interested in cycle-racing history.

I think the 1970s

Rhys W

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Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2012, 11:00:11 pm »
It looks like I can make Caerphilly mountain this year!  :D

And they go up it twice this year, so that makes up for it!

Several people told me there last year, "oh, I've just popped out during my lunch break..." - and they were still there at half past three.  ;D

Re: Tour of Britain Route 2012 Launch
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2012, 12:32:16 pm »
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Daniel Benson ‏@dnlbenson
Wiggins and Cavendish confirmed for Tour of Britain, says race organiser

That should ensure good spectator numbers.