Catch Tour of Britain in your town

PUBLISHED: 10:00 16 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:11 16 June 2010

Bradley Wiggins will be on the Tour of Britain

Bradley Wiggins will be on the Tour of Britain

As part of the Seaton Festival of Cycling, and to celebrate the visit of the Tour of Britain this Friday, Axe Valley Pedallers are holding a charity cycle event on Friday that will continue through the night and into Saturday evening.

As part of the Seaton Festival of Cycling, and to celebrate the visit of the Tour of Britain this Friday, Axe Valley Pedallers are holding a charity cycle event on Friday that will continue through the night and into Saturday evening.

The Tour of Britain is due to pass through Seaton at about 12:45 on Friday and the coastal resort should be buzzing with music and crowds. The festival, will include a Cycle Circus, three local school bands, street fair, coastal cruise ship and so much more.

The local cycle club, Axe Valley Pedallers, will be starting their charity cycle event at 8pm from Seaton Tramway on Friday evening.

The event is called Round the Block - Round the Clock and cyclists can cycle for 24 hours as a challenge as the Pedallers have decided that the ride will end at 8pm on Saturday evening! For those who are not that keen on cycling for 24 hours, the main start is this Saturday morning at 10am, again by Seaton Tramway. You can cycle one lap of about five miles or as many as you want. There is a £5 entry fee payable on the day with proceeds going to Devon Air Ambulance Trust and The Prostate Cancer Charity.

The main start on Saturday is to be opened by Greta Junker, a cycle student with the South West Bike Academy. Greta, even at her young age, is a very accomplished rider.

Her sporting life started in the swimming pool, but soon turned to cycling where she quickly began winning national school events. In the summer of 2002 she was asked to compete for Great Britain in the Youth Stage race in Holland. This event has attracted many top riders from across the world, including the likes of Mark Cavendish, Marianne Vos, Ben Swift and, more recently, the British national squads. Greta progressed fast and won multiple National Championships in the disciplines of time trial and circuit races and medalled on the track. Her ambition is to turn professional, to win World Championships and she has stated, quite clearly, that her ultimate dream is to win an Olympic Gold medal.

Alistair Cope, spokesperson for the cycle club said: "We are delighted that Greta is going to open the main start of our charity cycle event. She is a dedicated cyclist who is already giving up a lot of her time to encourage children to start cycling."

Alistair went on to say: "We would encourage cyclists of all levels to join us on Saturday. Come along and meet Greta and cycle a lap with her whilst raising money for two worthy charities."

Further details can be obtained from the clubs website www.axevalleypedallers.org.uk/forums

Where to see the Tour - the cyclists will be passing through:

Willand - 11:47am

Dulford - 12:01pm

Colliton - 12:05pm

Awliscombe - 12:13pm

Honiton - 12:17pm

Sidbury - 12:32pm

Sidford - 12:35pm

Seaton - 12:52pm

Axmouth - 12:58pm

Musbury - 13:05pm

Axminster - 13:10pm

Tytherleigh - 13:21pm

(The Tour then crosses the border into Somerset)


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