August 26, 2009
gold medalist to cycle through Burnham area in Tour of Britain
triple Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins will be cycling through
the Burnham-On-Sea area next month when he competes in the 2009
Tour of Britain.
first day of the South West Stage of the race, on Thursday September
17th, will see the 96 riders travel
through Wedmore, Mark and East Huntspill on their way to Bridgwater
(as shown on the map above).
pictured, who equalled the best ever result by a Briton by finishing
fourth in this years Tour de France, will lead the Garmin
The riders will make their way over the Quantocks, before passing
Taunton at Cotford St Luke and heading west through Wiveliscombe
and crossing the border into Devon, where they will finish on
Bideford Town Quay - a total of 187km in all. The
in the centre of Burnham-On-Sea last year.
Garmin Slipstream are among thirteen teams to announce that they
will be taking part in the eight-stage race which begins in Scunthorpe
on Saturday 12th September and finishes in London on 19th September.
Cllr David Huxtable, Somerset County Councils Cabinet Member
for Resources, said: "It is a privilege for Somerset and
Devon to host two days of this world famous event."
"We are confident that this years South West stages
are going to provide some excellent entertainment for residents
and tourists alike, especially with top professional cyclists
such as Bradley Wiggins taking part."