Big week at Bikelands and we can't wait!

Posted on September 07, 2014 by Stuart Newlands | 0 Comments

Wow what a week we've got in store.  The Tour of Britain comes to Exmouth on Thursday 11th September.  Its Stage 5 and hopefully another great display from Devon Inc.  

Monday morning I'll be building a couple of bikes, whilst Rebecca sorts the new window displays.  We'll have a Red, White and Blue theme in one and Electra Bike window in the other.  Those lovely guys at Electra have given us an Electra Loft 3i mens bike to give away for our Tour of Britian inspired competition.  Find out more here, but all you have to do is answer 3 simple questions about the Tour of Britain and then email them to .  It could be you riding away on a brand Electra Loft 3i, which incidentally, have only just been launched. 

Monday afternoon I'll be down with the kids from Beacon School.  They're involved in the Italian Pursuit race which will be taking place on Thursday afternoon in Exeter on the Stage 5 finish line.  I'm helping to organise the team and take them on a practice ride before the big day. It's organised by Go Ride and kids can't wait to be involved.  Actually i think they're just excited about meeting Sir Brad!

Tuesday morning we have Anna Britten the Exeter Living Editor in to interview Rebecca and me for a future edition.   We'll have to make sure we have our matching Breton stripes dry cleaned!!  We were lucky enough be to invited to the Exeter Living Summer Garden Party back in July.  We and the kids loved it; they played Giant Connect 4 and High Striker, whilst Rebecca and I had a couple of well earned wines.

Wednesday morning is the Gold Jersey local schools relay event.  Again it's all about the build up to the big day on Thursday.  I'm helping to steward the event from the Beacon School to Exeter Road School.  It's not a very long distance, but with lots of kids to watch out for it'll zap a certain amount of energy.  I don't know how those teacher do it!

Wednesday afternoon and evening and things begin to hot up!!  There are a whole host of events going on in The Strand, Exmouth.  Bikelands will be running a bicycle tight rope competition we've coined Bikelines.  The winners will get goodies bags to take away.  There are kids and little kids bike races, Exmouth Cycles will be doing a Dr.Bike workshop, Bicton are doing Tyre Challenge, they'll be Bling Ya Bike. We've also got the legend that is Andrei Burton knocking out some incredible bikes skills.  So if you can, get down and soak up the atmosphere.

Thursday is the Big day.  Bright and early start, can't wait to get amongst it all in The Strand, Exmouth.  They'll be a big screen in town to watch the stage and chill amongst the cafes and bars of Exmouth.  See you there!!


Posted in Andrei Burton, Competitions, Electra Bikes, Exeter Living, Tour of Britain



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