I’m sure you’re aware that the Tour of Britain is returning to Cockermouth on Monday 5 September. The cyclists will be hurtling past Cockermouth School, down Castlegate Drive, down the main street to Wordsworth House and up Sullart Street / Gallowbarrow, turn left at the traffic lights, come down the hill past Lime-Lighting and then right onto Lorton Street before leaving town along Lorton Road.
Great news for Cockermouth in that there will be a ‘Yodel Intermediate Sprint’ on Main Street so we should see riders battling it out for points in the sprint competition. Those interested in cycling will know that the sprinters jersey is green – so I’m suggesting that Cockermouth goes for a green theme this year, as an alternative to the classic yellow.
Many Cockermouth businesses produced some fantastic window displays last year and it would be great if we could do the same again this year and ensure Cockermouth is looking great. The first cyclists are expected in Cockermouth at around 1:30pm on the day, which means that Cockermouth should feature on the live ITV4 coverage of the race.
Alan, Yens, if you have any more costume ideas for Mayo then please let me know…