Cycling Projects at the Halfords Tour Series
Thursday 9th June saw Cycling Projects join some of the country’s best professional cyclist’s to hit the streets of Oldham as part of the Halfords Tour Series. The 1.5mile circuit involved cobbles, hill climbs and tight turns – offering a very challenging route as they battled it out for the five Halfords orange leader’s jersey.
The event attracted a large number of cyclists, both professional and amateur. While this is the first time the Borough has hosted the event, hundreds of viewers lined the route.
Spectators enjoyed local school, team and cycle club races, bike stunts and performances in the Halfords Hub Arena as well as the Cycling Projects - Wheels for All short race.
Four students from Newbridge school had been participating in training led by Oldham Wheels for All project co-ordinator Kevin Lanham. On the day, all the boys were feeling very confident in competing in the half lap race, competing on two side-by-side hand cycles. All boys were given certificates for competing and the two winners were presented with a trophy on the official podium. The hand cycle race was a great opportunity for the crowd to see adapted bikes and also attracted more people to the disability cycling hub.
Rob Partridge of Endura Racing won an exciting race in the main event of the day, in a photo finish sprint and to cap off a great night for
the team, Endura Racing were also the Team and Sprint winners.
Take a look at our video of the event.