TOP CYCLISTS TOUR THE CITY So did you catch the cycling action when the Pearl Izumi Tour Series came to Peterborough and enjoy the excitement live – or did you see the highlights on ITV4? Great Britain's Matthew Gibson took a stylish win with a last lap attack at the end, but it was the riders of Rapha Condor JLT who took the team win to extend their Series lead at that point.
race organised by Inspire Peterborough. Jade Etherington, the first person to win a medal in Alpine skiing and Britain's greatest ever winter paralympian, handed out the medals.
Earlier in the day there were trike races and local cycle clubs taking to the circuit and a wheelchair relay
It’s the City Council’s intention to bring the event back next year so fingers crossed!
INTO INDOOR AND OUTDOOR CYCLING? Coming on the tail end of several cycling events in and around the city, Vivacity has launched a great indoor cycling programme, fantastic for people who love indoor or outdoor cycling. The Women’s Tour and Pearl Izumi Tour Series in May and the upcoming NSCPP Sponsored Bike Ride (June 22) and Vericool For Schools Circuit of the Fens (July 27) sees the city raising the profile of cycling and the great benefits it brings.
t was fantastic to see the cycle teams racing through the city centre once again and just as exciting to see our city on the tele!
Riding on the popularity of this sport, Vivacity has launched a city wide programme of indoor cycling classes, at five centres across the city for those wanting to train or get fit.
The event saw round three of Britain’s leading men's cycle race series and the Women's Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series, featuring top-class riders competing on a 1.1 kilometre circuit at speeds reaching more than 30mph. They started and finished in Cathedral Square with the circuit taking in Church Street, Cowgate, Bourges Boulevard and Bridge Street. It’s all great promotion for the city and Annette Joyce, Head of Commercial Operations for Peterborough City Council, told us she was delighted to see it return – “The Pearl Izumi Tour Series always enjoys coming to Peterborough and spectators line the course giving the riders fantastic encouragement. “The race last visited our city in 2012 when it was Olympic year and cycling became the country’s fastest take up sport. This meant our appetite for the race has
The classes offer a full body workout in 45 minutes, set to great music. You’ll enjoy one of the best cardio and fat burning classes that will leave you energised and feeling amazing.
always been strong, as we have seen once again with the race’s return. “It is like Monte Carlo on bikes and having the race here allows for a great opportunity to show off our city to a national audience. It is also unusual for top sport to take place right through the integral parts of a city centre and it is great Peterborough has this recognition.”
There are a great range of classes across the city at times to suit all at Vivacity Premier Fitness, Hadfield Road in Hampton, the Regional Fitness and Swimming Centre on Bishop’s Road, the Hampton Leisure Centre on Clayburn Road, Werrington Leisure Centre and Bushfields Leisure Centre in the Orton Centre. Call 01733 864000 for more information about these great 45 minute sessions or find out more about becoming a Vivacity gym member. Classes are included free with a Vivacity gym membership or can be paid for individually. For more information on cycling events see www.britishcycling.org.uk.