Opticians get Tour of Britain fever
As Bath makes its Tour of Britain debut on 12 September, Specsavers staff will cycle 410km in aid of Three Ways School Wheels4all Bike Club.
The team will cycle the distance as some of the sport’s biggest names pass through Bath as part of Stage Six of the week-long race from Liverpool to London.
‘With the Tour of Britain coming to Bath for the first time this month, we thought we would challenge ourselves to cycle twice the distance of this stage of the Tour,’ said Phil Lodge, store director of Specsavers in Bath. ‘We plan to work as a team to complete the distance and hopefully we will raise lots of money for Three Ways Wheels4all.’
The team will be using a stationary exercise bike outside the store to complete the gruelling distance and are looking forward to passersby keeping them motivated throughout their challenge. Those taking part will also be hoping customers give generously to support the school, which provides education to 176 children and young people who have a wide range of special educational needs.
Known as the country’s largest professional cycling race, The Tour of Britain will take place between 7 and 14 September, with Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish being amongst the big names taking part. The event is also the most popular free-to-spectate sporting event in the country.