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Bradley Wiggins confirms he will race in Tour of Britain

Cycling superstar Bradley Wiggins is coming to Carlisle.

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Of course this is welcome news for Carlisle and for local fans of cycling. I just hope that some of our more limelight-seeking politicos don't try to hijack the event to further their own egos or crackpot ideas or claim credit for Mr. Wiggins' appearance. One hopes, however, that Mrs Martlew gets her pooper scooper out to clear the way for the competitors and thusly set the limit for city councillor involvement.

Posted by BM on 22 August 2012 at 16:46

Petethegreet, Whats the point in doing anything in life? In my oppinion its those attitudes that see alot of big things bypass this part of the county, if its not your cup of tea dont go but dont put it down for everyone else!

Posted by Tony Lopez on 22 August 2012 at 15:34

whats the point in traipsing all the way into town to watch someone on a bike flash past in a split second, you might as well be watching me on my bike gan to graft,you'll see it all better on border crack & deekaboot.....admittedly about 3 days after its happened

Posted by petethegreet on 22 August 2012 at 14:11

great stuff can't wait

Posted by albert on 21 August 2012 at 13:24

Just hope they both don't do what all the other celebs have done recently....take a last minute detour and 'cancel' Carlisle!

Posted by Jake on 21 August 2012 at 12:07

Excellent news that Wiggo and Cav will be riding I hope theres a massive turn out in the city and that it might jee up the council to improve our road networks for cycling!!

Posted by Tony Lopez on 21 August 2012 at 11:54

Carlisle has seen many bike races before. The Milk Marketing Board was my favourite some decades ago. The then annual Carlisle Rugby field Tent show was another of my outdoor favourite pursuits. I'm looking forward to seeing the Tour of Britain and thanks kindly N&S for adding further sporting weblinks. In the longterm it would be nice to see a well planned annual 'Bradley Wiggins' Carlisle Bike Race route centred around the new CNDR's Stainton/Etterby road with a circular around the border city, finishing in town centre. YES WE CAN... win Gold.

Posted by royl on 21 August 2012 at 09:46

Lets hope for another Wiggo win to round off a great year for British sport.

Posted by Peter Boland on 21 August 2012 at 08:13

Fantastic news, hope theres a massive turnout in Carlisle for what to me is the best sport in the world!

Posted by Tim on 20 August 2012 at 22:08

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