Tour of Britain Meeting January 31st Report

      Meeting on Thursday January 31st

Feb 16th/17th – Robin and Julian’s trip to Iddesleigh in Devon, where we could join them for them for the weekend, or drive up on the Sunday for a 30 mile ride. Details on the website soon.
Feb 24th – Pathfinder from Indian Queens, with lunch at the Eden Project, led by Martyn. Details will be on the website.

The talk by our guest speaker Dave Potter on the project to bring a stage of the 2020 Tour of Britain to Cornwall, wasn’t very well attended due to weather problems and illness, so for the benefit of those who couldn’t make the meeting, here’s a brief summery what he told us.
The Project has been approved by Cornwall Council, who have put up £340,000 in funding, so as Dave said, he’s ‘98% certain’ the tour will come to Cornwall, probably starting in Penzance and going through St Just, Marazion, Hayle, Camborne, Redruth, Stithians, Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Newquay, St Austell and Bodmin. The stage would be 110k long and this route isn’t definite yet! The start date is September 6th 2020, with various events leading up to the start, to generate interest. Town centre cycling events, to encourage more people, especially children, to cycle, would be held, and lots of volunteers will be needed, which is where we come in. Dave explained that they would be using rolling road closures, which should mean minimum disruption to traffic. He will be keeping us up to date with progress, but it all looks like a very exciting time for Cornwall. Liz

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