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Tour of Britain 2012 Route

RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,974
edited April 2012 in Pro race
1. Ipswich to Norwich
2. Nottingham to Knowsley Safari Park
3. Jedburgh to Dumfries
4. Carlisle to Blackpool
5. Stoke to Stoke
6. Welshpool to Caerphilly
7. Barnstaple to Dartmouth
8. Reigate to Gulidford

More hills promised, no TT, twice up Caerphilly mountain and a finish with elephants.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,411 Lives Here
    Doesn't finish in London?
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    Looks promising. I've been quite impressed by how they've improved this race in the last couple of years, hopefully the trend will continue.

    Rick, no finish in London this year as they are all too busy worrying about the Olympics.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • RichN95 wrote:
    2. Nottingham to Knowsley Safari Park

    Don't want to finish that stage behind the autobus, you might get picked off by a lion!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,411 Lives Here
    Looks promising. I've been quite impressed by how they've improved this race in the last couple of years, hopefully the trend will continue.

    Rick, no finish in London this year as they are all too busy worrying about the Olympics.

    Ah, makes sense.
  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    Ouch. Some nasty transfers there!

    Sounds good though!
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  • Rick, no finish in London this year as they are all too busy worrying about the Olympics.

    This is quite plainly not right. The race should come to Rick, not the other way round! :wink:
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,411 Lives Here
    Rick, no finish in London this year as they are all too busy worrying about the Olympics.

    This is quite plainly not right. The race should come to Rick, not the other way round! :wink:

    This man speaks sense.

    The olympics route did :).
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    Rick, no finish in London this year as they are all too busy worrying about the Olympics.

    This is quite plainly not right. The race should come to Rick, not the other way round! :wink:

    So glad it doesn't finish in London. Its a sh*t setting especially if they just dump the race in the Industrial estate (probably wouldn't do that now cycling has 'become popular'). London get everything, the place is chaos for spectators, the finish is dull, and there happens to be some people interested in Sport/National Events/Current Affairs/Commuting/Politics/Everything that live outside the great steaming dump that is our capital city.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,411 Lives Here
    there happens to be some people interested in Sport/National Events/Current Affairs/Commuting/Politics/Everything that live outside the great steaming dump that is our capital city.

    :shock:

    People like sport outside of London?

    WTF?
  • :shock:

    There's a world outside of London?

    WTF?

    Fixed that for you. :wink:
  • thegibdog wrote:
    Guildford's not in London??

    Outside M25 = Not London = Might as well be on another planet!
  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 8,191
    just announced

    its goign to knowsley safari park - its just up the road, yahoo - they might keep greipel in, hehe

    http://www.tourofbritain.com/_ns_news/d ... ews_id=247
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  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    just announced
    its goign to knowsley safari park - its just up the road, yahoo - they might keep greipel in, hehe

    http://www.tourofbritain.com/_ns_news/d ... ews_id=247

    Really, its been up on ProRace for a while :wink:

    Good route this year, nice and hilly, and not finishing in London either. All good.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    Everything that live outside the great steaming dump that is our capital city.

    Are you from Leicester? And you feel comfortable calling London a dump?
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,335
    Excellent, I can take Friday off to watch the Welsh stage then get home and pack the family into the car to shoot off to the caravan for a weekend and watch the penultimate stage on Dartmoor and possibly in Dartmouth :) I hope they are opening up the extended park and ride as used for the regatta as parking in Dartmouth is a nightmare at the best of times!!
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    iainf72 wrote:
    Everything that live outside the great steaming dump that is our capital city.

    Are you from Leicester? And you feel comfortable calling London a dump?

    Correct, and Leicester is a hell hole, some nice 'bits' of Leicestershire, but the town itself is rotten - however Leicester is hardly up there in the we win/get/present everything stakes is it?
  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 8,191
    hehe i blame road cc
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,132
    A third of the UK population live in and around London. For sponsors this matters.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    Rick, no finish in London this year as they are all too busy worrying about the Olympics.

    This is quite plainly not right. The race should come to Rick, not the other way round! :wink:

    So glad it doesn't finish in London. Its a sh*t setting especially if they just dump the race in the Industrial estate (probably wouldn't do that now cycling has 'become popular'). London get everything, the place is chaos for spectators, the finish is dull, and there happens to be some people interested in Sport/National Events/Current Affairs/Commuting/Politics/Everything that live outside the great steaming dump that is our capital city.

    To be fair they plonked it out in the East End one year because the pope was visitng at the time and the police said they couldn't cope with two "major" events in central London. The course in central London that they used last year and in the previous years was perfect for a final stage/TT, with good transport links and iconic surroundings for visitors and TV cameras.
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    You're right.

    One of the worlds great cities gets-lots-of-stuff shocka! ;)
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,411 Lives Here
    iainf72 wrote:
    Everything that live outside the great steaming dump that is our capital city.

    Are you from Leicester? And you feel comfortable calling London a dump?


    I believe Mr. Bruyneel is a fan of my stomping ground, if I'm not mistaken.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    iainf72 wrote:
    You're right.

    One of the worlds great cities gets-lots-of-stuff shocka! ;)

    I pity all those people who live outside the south east, must be hard to walk around with such big chips on their shoulder.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774


    I believe Mr. Bruyneel is a fan of my stomping ground, if I'm not mistaken.

    Sloan Ranger.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,974
    andyp wrote:
    A third of the UK population live in and around London. For sponsors this matters.
    And Ipswich, Reigate and Gulidford are all 'around London'
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  • andypandyp Posts: 8,132
    Ipswich? :shock:

    That's nearly in Holland.
  • ProssPross Posts: 22,335
    There'll be some cracking photo opportunities for people on the section from Slapton to Blackpool Sands as well.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,411 Lives Here
    Merged cake stop thread into this one.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    iainf72 wrote:
    Everything that live outside the great steaming dump that is our capital city.

    Are you from Leicester? And you feel comfortable calling London a dump?


    I believe Mr. Bruyneel is a fan of my stomping ground, if I'm not mistaken.

    He only likes London because it's the only place in Europe where the police aren't liable to burst through the door in the middle of the night.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,411 Lives Here
    iainf72 wrote:
    Everything that live outside the great steaming dump that is our capital city.

    Are you from Leicester? And you feel comfortable calling London a dump?


    I believe Mr. Bruyneel is a fan of my stomping ground, if I'm not mistaken.

    He only likes London because it's the only place in Europe where the police aren't liable to burst through the door in the middle of the night.

    I imagine that's why Bruyneel likes it too.
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