Tour of Britain: Cycling stars of the future to visit schools

PUBLISHED: 10:16 07 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:08 16 June 2010

PUPILS at schools across East Devon will have the chance to meet some of the region s future cycling stars over the next fortnight.

PUPILS at schools across East Devon will have the chance to meet some of the region's future cycling stars over the next fortnight.

In the run up to the Tour of Britain, the South West Bike Academy is visiting the schools to encourage children to take up cycling or to cycle more often.

Devon County Council and Somerset County Council are hosting the South West stages of the Tour of Britain, which cover 346km of the two counties.

Stage Six starts in Frome and will take the riders across Exmoor and into Devon, before finishing at Bideford.

The following day is the penultimate day of the race, with Stage Seven setting out from Hatherleigh and finishing in Yeovil.

Some of the Academy riders and team manager David Walters will be helping to promote all forms of cycling, as well as health, fitness and sustainable travel at the schools, which are all close to the route of the South West stages.


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