Monday, May 08, 2017


TV viewers across Britain and in many other countries of the world will be watching live sports coverage from Brigg and district. And hundreds of people from our area will be interested spectators on the ground.
This was revealed on Saturday during a launch presentation for the North Lincolnshire Stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2017 cycle race, to be held on Tuesday, September 5.
The launch was hosted in the first floor function room of the Market Place's Buttercross.

Coun Rob Waltham, of Brigg, in his role as leader of North Lincolnshire Council, welcomed guest to the launch (pictured above) during which the all-important race route was revealed.

Peter Hodges (pictured above), a director of organisers the SweetSpot group, said the race - "on the global cycling calender" -  would provide what amounted to a three-hour television commercial for North Lincolnshire.
It would be a free-to-attend sporting event featuring top stars.

Jenny Couch (pictured above), leading the North Lincolnshire Tour team, said: "It's about putting North Lincolnshire on the map."
She pointed out that ITV 4 would be showing the race live to millions of viewers in many countries.
The route was then officially revealed, starting at Normanby Hall Country Park and finishing at Central Park, Scunthorpe.
It will take in the Alkborough area, the Isle of Axholme, Bottesford, Messingham, Kirton Lindsey, Redbourne, Hibaldstow, Scawby, Brigg, Melton Ross, Humberside Airport (Kirmington), Barton, South Ferriby and Winterton.
People living in places visited by the race are to be encouraged to decorate their homes and streets with flags, bunting and ribbons, and there will be resource packs for local schools.
Find out more using these links...
Twitter: #nltour2017

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