never been to watch cycling - is it fun?
Just had this pointed out to me, thought I'd share. Might go and watch the Woking one, is it fun?
It all kicks off on Tuesday May 25 with a race around the Canary Wharf skyscrapers in London. Events then continue nearly every Tuesday and Thursday until the final in Woking on 24 June.The only exception is the Chester round which takes place on Monday June 21 to avoid a TV scheduling clash with an England World Cup game. All rounds will be shown the day after each race at 7pm on ITV4.Included in the series this year are four new venues. Alongside the Docklands area of East London, these are Durham, Portsmouth and Kettering.
The opening round at Canary Wharf promises a spectacular backdrop. The event will be based on the North and South Colonades which run right through the heart of the East London business district. Right in the middle stands One Canada Square, the iconic tower that the area is best known by.
The organisers have also confirmed that Tour Series style events will take place in Dublin and Belfast over the summer. Although only exhibition events this year, they will test the water for the launch of a whole Irish based series in 2011.
Tour Series Dates and VenuesTuesday May 25: Canary WharfThursday May 27: DurhamTuesday June 1: PortsmouthThursday June 3: ExeterTuesday June 8: SouthportThursday June 10: KetteringTuesday June 15: PeterboroughThursday June 17: Stoke on TrentMon June 21: ChesterThurs June 24: Woking (Final)
Funkin went to Woking last year IIRC. I love watching bike racing (we went to Paris-Roubaix last w/e) and last year the Smithfield Nocturne was awesome (OMG! They fly around those corners and there were a lot of corners!!) and the Tour of Britain was good too - we cheered at the top of a hill in Staffordshire and then the London finale, which was great as it was lots of laps so we saw so much action.
It makes you realise how fast they are, bliddy heck it's scary! Go along, it's fun I might try and get to the Canary Wharf one if I am not on a late shift. I will shut up now, I love cycling as long as I am not doing it.
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