Top team of the day Cycle-Shack
Sundorne Sports village hosted round 2 of the Waldrons West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League. Mid Shropshire Wheelers put on a great day of racing, with rider of all ages enjoying the superb course which will also be the venue for the Midlands Championships and the final round of the National Trophy.
The woman’s race was dominated by Great Britain’s Nikki Harris who rode to an impressive victory.
Today I spent the morning at Powis Castle, Welshpool for the start of stage 4 of the Tour of Britain. This is the largest bike race in the UK and several top riders were taking park. World Champion Thor Hushovd of Garmin Cervelo and Mark Cavendish, HTC Highroad, winner of this year’s Tour de France Green Jersey. The race consists of 9 stages all over Britain, finishing in London on Sunday. Sixteen professional teams from around the world, including Team Sky who arrived at Powis Castle in their £1 million team bus, are taking part hoping to win the Golden leader’s jersey.
World champion Thor Hushovd of Garmin Cervelo relaxing outside Powis Castle before the start.