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Frome gets set for Tour of Britain

THE world’s leading cyclists will be speeding through Frome next week and the town is preparing to greet them in style.

The town council has erected new signs to give a warm welcome to Tour of Britain racers and supporters, and Milk Street Brewery has launched a commemorative ale to provide an even warmer welcome.

The high profile cycle race sets out from Frome next Thursday (17th September).

To mark the occasion, the town is hosting a Velo Jam on Wednesday evening. The event runs from 6pm to 9pm, and includes the Catherine Hill Cobble Wobble family cycling event, mountain bike displays, trade stands and exhibitions in the Cheese and Grain.

The Catherine Hill Cobble Wobble is an uphill, timed cycle race and is open to all. Milk Street Brewery, based in Frome’s Griffin Inn, has named its new real ale Cobble Wobble after the event. To find our more about taking part, call 01373 469590.

Race day begins at 8am when spectators will be able to welcome the cyclists including star rider Bradley Wiggins. The crowds will be able to cheer on the 96 riders as they depart the Market Yard Car Park at approximately 10am.

Road closures on the race route will not be enforced until riders are ready to depart. These will be in place in Frome from 10am until 10.30am. A rolling road closure will be enforced along the race route from 20 minutes before the first rider passes through until the last bike has passed.

Mendip will be at the centre of the sporting spotlight when the world’s top cyclists saddle up for stage six of the Tour of Britain.

After setting out from Frome on Thursday morning, racers will make their way to Shepton Mallet on what will be the first time the district of Mendip has hosted the start of the event. The race will then wind its way through the villages and towns of Somerset and on to Devon with a grand finish in Yeovil on Friday September.race.”

Friday, September 11, 2009, 01:00

THE world’s leading cyclists will be speeding through Frome next week and the town is preparing to greet them in style.

The town council has erected new signs to give a warm welcome to Tour of Britain racers and supporters, and Milk Street Brewery has launched a commemorative ale to provide an even warmer welcome.

The high profile cycle race sets out from Frome next Thursday (17th September).

To mark the occasion, the town is hosting a Velo Jam on Wednesday evening. The event runs from 6pm to 9pm, and includes the Catherine Hill Cobble Wobble family cycling event, mountain bike displays, trade stands and exhibitions in the Cheese and Grain.

The Catherine Hill Cobble Wobble is an uphill, timed cycle race and is open to all. Milk Street Brewery, based in Frome’s Griffin Inn, has named its new real ale Cobble Wobble after the event. To find our more about taking part, call 01373 469590.

Race day begins at 8am when spectators will be able to welcome the cyclists including star rider Bradley Wiggins. The crowds will be able to cheer on the 96 riders as they depart the Market Yard Car Park at approximately 10am.

Road closures on the race route will not be enforced until riders are ready to depart. These will be in place in Frome from 10am until 10.30am. A rolling road closure will be enforced along the race route from 20 minutes before the first rider passes through until the last bike has passed.

Mendip will be at the centre of the sporting spotlight when the world’s top cyclists saddle up for stage six of the Tour of Britain.

After setting out from Frome on Thursday morning, racers will make their way to Shepton Mallet on what will be the first time the district of Mendip has hosted the start of the event. The race will then wind its way through the villages and towns of Somerset and on to Devon with a grand finish in Yeovil on Friday September.race.”

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