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Kirkby Stephen to celebrate The Tour of Britain visit

Tour of Britain (photo SweetSport)

Kirkby Stephen is marking Stage 4 (Gateshead to Kendal) of The Tour of Britain by hosting SPOKE – a celebration of all things cycling from Saturday 7 to Tuesday 10 September.

SPOKE will be filled with a host of community activity for all ages, including performance, film, spoken word, commissioned artwork, a family day, food & drink, and the chance to try out different cycling activities in and around Kirkby Stephen during the Tour of Britain.

There will be an Eisberg Sprint section located in Kirkby Stephen on Tuesday 10 September. Here you can see riders battle it out to be first across the sprint line to claim points, and bonus seconds (three, two and one) to be taken off their overall race time – making it a key place to watch some fast-paced and decisive racing.

With the race being televised live on ITV4 from start to finish, and broadcast around the world this is a great chance to highlight Kirkby Stephen on TV cheering on the riders’.

In the run up to the tour’s visit, The Community Arts Group will be working with local schools, community groups and individuals to create bunting and artwork to dress the route through Brough and Kirkby Stephen.

The Community Arts Group would also like to make a call out for any old bikes or bike parts that they can use to decorate and form part of our commissioned artwork, curated by Cumbrian born designer Louie Whitemore.

So if you have any bike related junk or would like to help create dressing for the tour route simply contact Kirkby Stephen Community Arts at [email protected] or call 017683 71885.

Full details of SPOKE will be announced in August.