Tour of Britain 2009

Stage 4, on Tuesday 15th September, was a circular route from Blackpool promenade. 97 riders started the 94-mile course, via Cockerham, Quernmore, Caton, Wray, Bentham, Slaidburn, Waddington, Longridge and Broughton. There were three sprint stages, and three “King of the Mountain” stages: Tatham Fells (up to the Big Stone); Cross of Greet; and Waddington Fell. Winner’s time for the day was 3 hours 32 mins, an average speed of 26 mph. The expected time from Aikengill road to the Cross of Greet was 9 minutes!

Photos copyright © Mike Winstanley (MW), Geoff Higgin (GH), Richard Wilson (RW)