Tour of (West) Britain

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Tour of (West) Britain

Postby nez dans le guidon » 23 Aug 2016, 5:09pm

Have a look at the ToB stages - they're all north and west. How are us east anglians supposed to manage? :D
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Re: Tour of (West) Britain

Postby rjb » 23 Aug 2016, 7:17pm

Pay higher council tax, then you council will be able to buy into the event. :twisted:

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Re: Tour of (West) Britain

Postby nez dans le guidon » 23 Aug 2016, 7:35pm

I've been to western England. Their streets are awash with coppers, you hardly dare drop a bit of litter before its swept up, the roads are like billiard tables... They can afford it. We get crumbs in Essex

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Re: Tour of (West) Britain

Postby Paulatic » 24 Aug 2016, 8:43am

rjb wrote:Pay higher council tax, then you council will be able to buy into the event. :twisted:


Probably very true. I looked at the difference and was amazed.
West Lancs
1059 - 3178

Essex
753 - 2260
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Re: Tour of (West) Britain

Postby cycleruk » 24 Aug 2016, 10:11am

Paulatic wrote:
rjb wrote:Pay higher council tax, then you council will be able to buy into the event. :twisted:


Probably very true. I looked at the difference and was amazed.
West Lancs
1059 - 3178


Essex
753 - 2260


Wish they would spend some of that on our local lanes.
Regarding the ToB stages - it may be that the areas used are quieter so that there is less impingement on traffic.
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Re: Tour of (West) Britain

Postby nez dans le guidon » 24 Aug 2016, 10:14am

Yes I'm amazed too. Where do poor but not officially poor people (you know, people with a bit of a pension but no more) get 3k£ for council tax?

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Re: Tour of (West) Britain

Postby cycleruk » 1 Sep 2016, 9:53pm

ToB being shown live on ITV4 from Sunday.

http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/about/te ... 8iUz2BriUk
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Re: Tour of (West) Britain

Postby Postboxer » 2 Sep 2016, 7:21pm

Might even cycle down around Tatton Park to watch it on Tuesday, or to the KoM climb a bit further away but would need the time and weather to get home afterwards.

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Re: Tour of (West) Britain

Postby Paulatic » 2 Sep 2016, 7:37pm

Driving east on the A66 today was like standing on the roadside of a tour.
Cavalcade of all the team cars buses and workshop trucks along with the police cars and outriders. Saw Sky, Orica GE, Trek, BMC, Lotto soudal, and Wanti.
Why were they all within minutes of each other on the road? Will they have all come off the same ferry or what other reason?
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Re: Tour of (West) Britain

Postby RickH » 3 Sep 2016, 12:26am

Paulatic wrote:Why were they all within minutes of each other on the road? Will they have all come off the same ferry or what other reason?

I would imagine there could be enough vehicles to make the charter of a whole ferry worthwhile, and probably easier than trying to book on "public" ferry services too.