The tour is coming...
Schools Information Pack ...be part of it www.tourofbritain.norfolk.gov.uk
Tour of Britain 2011 Contents
Page(s) 3 - 5
Tour of Britain Overview • Welcome • History • 2011 Tour
6 - 31
Curriculum Ideas • Cross curricular activities aimed at Key Stage 2
32 - 34
Safer Cycling • Road Safety
Norfolk Schools Information Pack
Page(s) 37 - 42
Following the Tour • On the web • On the day - at the start • On the day - on route • On the day - at the finish
Welcome Hello and welcome to The Tour of Britain 2011. This pack will introduce you to this year’s race and give you some ideas for school activities before, during and after The Tour. We are so excited to be hosting a stage of the Tour of Britain with Suffolk County Council and can’t wait to hear how your school celebrates this world class event. The Tour of Britain is the UK’s biggest professional bicycle race and a centrepiece of the British sporting calendar, attracting over a million spectators to the roadsides, and hundreds of thousands more on television and via the internet. Derrick Murphy Cabinet Member Norfolk County Council
Alison Thomas Cabinet Member Norfolk County Council
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 3
History The Tour returned after a five-year absence in 2004, quickly re-establishing itself as the main event in the British cycling calendar. Ranked at the 2.1 category by the Union Cycliste International and initially held over five days, by 2008 The Tour of Britain had grown to become an eight-day event, allowing it to visit more parts of the UK than ever before. Every year some of the worldâ€™s top cyclists compete on British roads for the right to wear the yellow jersey. Over the past five years, Olympic, World and Commonwealth Champions have ridden The Tour of Britain, alongside stage and jersey winners from all three Grand Tours. The event dates back to the first British stage races held just after the Second World War, since when various events have been described as the Tour of Britain, including the Milk Race, the Kelloggâ€™s Tour of Britain and the PruTour. The current version of the Tour of Britain is part of the UCI Europe Tour. In 2009 The Prostate Cancer Charity became the Official Charity Partner and together are now offering the general public an opportunity to get involved via the Tour Rides.
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 4
2011 Tour Tour of Britain 2011 Stages
The eight stages for the 2011 Tour of Britain are: • Stage 1: 11 September Peebles to Dumfries 170km • Stage 2: 12 September Kendal to Blackpool 138km • Stage 3: 13 September Stoke-on-Trent 140km • Stage 4: 14 September Welshpool to Caerphilly 183km • Stage 5: 15 September Exeter to Exmouth 180km • Stage 6: 16 September Taunton to Wells 146km • Stage 7: 17 September Bury St Edmunds to Sandringham 201km • Stage 8: 18 September The TfL London Stage (80km) Total distance: 1,238km
The 2011 Tour of Britain will once again take place over eight days, beginning in Peebles on Sunday 11th September and finishing at the heart of London on Sunday 18th September. We are co-hosting stage 7 of the race. For more details about what’s happening in Norfolk log onto the Tour of Britain Norfolk website www.tourofbritain.norfolk.gov.uk The Norfolk/Suffolk stage will not be easy and will present different challenges to the riders. Stage Seven, at 201km, is the longest stage ever, with much of it on small, exposed roads, similar to those in Belgium and the Netherlands. The wind could play a major role here!
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 5
Welcome to the 2011 Tour of Britain. This Key Stage 2 education pack will introduce you to this yearâ€™s race and give you some ideas to use in school in the build up to, during and after the tour visits Norfolk. There is a wealth of information about past Tours of Britain and this yearâ€™s race available on www.tourofbritain.co.uk and www.tourofbritain.norfolk.gov.uk
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 6
Before the Tour In the weeks running up to the beginning of the race in September, there are a number of ways in which pupils can learn more about what to expect when the Tour of Britain visits Norfolk. • Locate all the towns visited by the tour on a map of the UK. • Look at the route for this year’s tour; which famous landmarks does the race pass? • Look at the route through Norfolk where does it go? • Does the route go near your school? You can watch! • Research Britain’s most famous bike riders? Does Norfolk have any famous or promising young cyclists?
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 7
11-18 September 2011
Rider Profile The Competitors: 1. Create a rider profile of past and or current riders. 2. Choose a team and research:
Previous victors: 1. Which country were they from? 2. Which team did they ride for?
Look at this yearâ€™s teams: 1. Who are the riders and which countries are they from? 2. Have they competed in an Olympic Games? 3. Is this their first Tour of Britain? 4. What do the sponsors of each team do? 5. Who are our Olympic cycling team for 2012?
Achievements: Olympic Games: Major Sponsor: Additional Information:
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 9
Autobiography and Biography:
An extension activity to the rider profile • What is the difference between a biography and an autobiography? • Evaluate the effects of this choice on the reader • Identify fact, opinion and fiction. • Search the internet to find research material to answer the questions above before you have a go at completing a biography of a rider of your choice. Maybe you could find out more about someone like Lance Armstrong who overcame serious illness to win the Tour de France.
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 10
Data Handling - Tour of Britain winners Using www.wikipedia.com as your research material answer the following questions:
1. Who has won the tour the most times? 2. How many times? 3. Name any other riders who have won more than once. 4. Who won in 2010?
9. Which is the longest stage of the Tour of Britain?
5. In what year did Fedor den Hertog win?
10. Which is the shortest stage and why?
6. How many times has the race been won by an Englishman?
11. Will the cyclists travel further on 12th September or 17th September?
7. Which nationality has won the most often?
12. 1km = 0.62miles, a) What is the length in miles of the Norfolk and Suffolk stage? b) What is the average length of a stage excluding the time trial?
8. Use the country information to make a frequency diagram to show how often each country has had a winner e.g. Norfolk Schools Information Pack
Stages of the race What do these symbols mean?
• How many of each of these stages are there in the Norfolk phase of The Tour of Britain? • How long is each one? • What is the total distance covered if each stage is added together? a) Km b) Miles Norfolk Schools Information Pack
Geography and Maths 12
What do the coloured jerseys mean? vented to in e r e w s y h olour jerse c t n e was in eac r e o f h if w D e e s tators to what t u o d in F . allow spec e ing the rac r u ean. d m n s io r it u s lo o po c se jersey ’s each of the
nd sew a l a i r e t ome ma ur jersey s t e g u Can yo n of yo o i s r e v e sampl
Norfolk Schools Information Pack
Imagine yo of East A u have created a nglia’. D esign yo new Tour – ‘T he ur show di fferent r own set of jers Tour iders in e e.g. lead the race ys that er, best . flat race r, best h ill climb er, etc a Using wo rksh ‘Design a eets complete yo ur jersey ‘ (n arrative & designs: picture)
History and Art & Design 13
Eating habits of the riders before, during and after the Tour of Britain Think about the type of food a rider might need to eat to give them enough energy to complete each stage of the race.
Keep a diary of all the food you eat and the exercise you do during the Tour of Britain Week Are you eating healthily and getting enough exercise?
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 14
QCA Units 11 & 12 History - The Victorians How bikes have changed and how the invention of bikes changes life for people.
19th Century v 21st Century Bicycles
1. Look at handout 1 - ‘Victorian Clothing’ and handout 2 ‘Campaigners for Women’s Rights’. Answer the questions.
Look at the handout ‘Past and Present Bicycles’ Spot the differences/similarities
Norfolk Schools Information Pack
2. Complete worksheet 2 - ‘How bikes have changed from 1871-2011. 3. Read both articles. ‘ My new bicycle’ and describe what difference their bike has made to their lives.
Ask your teacher if you can have a â€˜cycle to school dayâ€™ or organise to do it all week during the Tour of Britain week. Work out which class has cycled the most during the week and award the Leader Jersey to the class in the lead on a daily basis.
Norfolk Schools Information Pack
PE & Maths 16
An Environmental Issue • How do you travel to different places, e.g. school, clubs, visits to friends or family? • What are the biggest problems with travel in our area? (traffic, pollution, etc) • How many of you cycle? Why?/Why not? • What are the problems with cycling in our area?
Norfolk Schools Information Pack
Science & Geography 17
Your cycling behaviour • Work out a cycle route from your home to a place you visit frequently (e.g. school). • What are the potential risks? • Which places are most dangerous? • Are there places where your parents/guardians' will not let you cycle alone? • Do you cycle on pavements? What are the risks? When are you allowed to cycle on the pavement? • Is there anywhere to put your bike when you get there? • Locate your route on a map and mark key problem areas. • Use your School Travel Plan to help you identify issues and see which have been identified for action. • Decide on some improvements to the problem areas, either to make cycling easier or to limit the danger from motor vehicles, e.g. cycle lanes, speed bumps/cameras, bike sheds etc. • Perhaps get your local Road Safety Officer to visit to help you to decide on realistic options. • Design a poster to inspire cycling within your school, award a prize for the top 3. (use the handouts to help you) Norfolk Schools Information Pack
Science, Geography & ICT 18
Role play a public meeting: Role play a public meeting to improve cycling in your area, representing the views of all parties; Who will have an opinion? Who will be affected? Who will pay for it? What will the consequences be? (positive & negative)
Norfolk Schools Information Pack
How your bike works • Which parts of your bike make it move? • Which parts of your bike make it change direction? • Which parts make it stop? • Which parts of a bike are there to make you comfortable? • Which parts are there for safety reasons? • What things could you do in an emergency? • How do modern bikes make it easier for you to ride them? • How did they get so good? • Use the worksheets 1 & 2 ‘How your bike works’ to help
you answers these questions. • Now have a go at designing your own 21st Century Bicycle!
Let your imagination run wild! (use the handouts to help you.) Norfolk Schools Information Pack
Design and Technology 20
During The Tour During the tour try some of these activities that can be used every day in the classroom, whether it be at registration or as part of a lesson.
• Who won yesterday’s stage?
• Who has visited one of these landmarks?
• Where in the world do they and their team come from?
• Research this famous landmark and produce a flyer advertising it.
• Where does today’s stage go?
• Why not create a map of the route on the classroom wall and move the riders along a stage each day.
• Are there any famous landmarks on route?
Norfolk Schools Information Pack
English & ICT 21
Stage 1 Peebles to Dumfries l Dumfries was the home town of which famous poet? Can you find a poem written by him/her? l How long is the River Nirth that runs through Dumfries?
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 22
Stage 2 Kendal to Blackpool l Kendal is famous for which type of cake? l The Blackpool Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in England, why not discover more about the tower? l The town is also a popular location for tourists - why is that? l Can you think of any forms of transport out of the ordinary that run in Blackpool? l Do you know any famous people from Kendal or Blackpool? Norfolk Schools Information Pack 23
Stage 3 Stoke on Trent to Trentham Gardens l Stoke on Trent is famous for a culinary speciality. See if you can find out what it is and have a go at baking it. l Stoke on Trent is an area called â€˜The Potteriesâ€™. Why is this? l Who were Josiah Spode, Josiah Wedgewood and Thomas Minton?
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 24
Stage 4 Welshpool to Caerphilly l Caerphilly is famous for what edible dairy product? How is it made? l Until 1835 Welshpool was called Pool. Can you find out why it changed its name? l Caerphilly Castle was built by Gilbert ‘The Red’ de Clare. Why was he called ‘The Red’? When did Gilbert build the castle and why?
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 25
Stage 5 Exeter to Exmouth l What is the Celtic translation of the River Exe? l When was the first lifeboat provided for Exmouth? l Exeter is a ‘Fairtrade’ city. What is ‘Fairtrade’?
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 26
Stage 6 Taunton to Wells l Which hills make up the vale of Taunton? l Taunton is the county town of which county? What is a county town? l How did Wells get its name?
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 27
Stage 7 Bury St Edmunds to Sandringham l Bury St. Edmunds is famous for two major products - what are they? How are they made? l Who owns Sandringham House? l How many generations of this family have owned this house?
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 28
Stage 8a London Time Trial l How long in Km is the time trial? l Where will the riders end the final stage? What type of business takes place here?
Stage 8b London The final stage when the winners will be decided. No hills or country lanes today just fast sprinting in Londonâ€™s streets.
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 29
After the Tour Cycling doesn’t only keep you fit and healthy, but it also helps the environment. Cycling helps reduce carbon emissions, which scientists believe contribute to global warming.
• How does c ycling help to reduce glo bal warming?
ar C e r a t a h W •
ou y lp e h g n li c y • How does c hy? lt a e h d n a t fi to keep
Norfolk Schools Information Pack
• What is Glo
Science and PE 30
Useful Links www.tourofbritain.norfolk.gov.uk Find out more local information and top tips about the Norfolk stage. www.tourofbritain.co.uk The official Tour of Britain website, where you can learn more about the race, such as previous winners and who will be competing in the 2011 race. www.britishcycling.org.uk British Cycling are the governing body of all forms of cycling in the UK. As well as running the British national teams, BC encourages participation in cycling. www.go-ride.org.uk Go Ride is British Cyclingâ€™s development programme aimed at improving young riders. Go Ride can offer coaching in a range of cycling activities to school, so improving the on bike ability of children, important for both their safety and enjoyment of cycling. www.bikeability.org.uk Bikeability is the cycling Proficiency Test for the 21st Century, to give the next generation of cyclists the skills and confidence to ride on Britainâ€™s roads Norfolk Schools Information Pack 31
Keystage 1 & 2
Tour of Britain presentation Casualty Reduction Section
To celebrate the Tour of Britain cycle race coming to Norfolk, the road safety team have developed a series of activities. One of these is a presentation, which can be delivered as an assembly for the whole school. It promotes the use of cycle helmets in an entertaining format that will be enjoyed by all the pupils.
If you wish to invite us into your school, please contact your local road safety officer to discuss a presentation suitable for your school.
The presentation will take about 20 minute and is in the form of a PowerPoint. Followed by a messy demonstration of how a cycle helmet works, using eggs. The Casualty Reduction Section will provide: · A road safety presenter · The presentation on a memory stick · Eggs and an egg sized cycle helmet The school must provide · An amiable audience · Time and space to deliver the presentation · A round of applause at the end · IT equipment and somebody who knows what they are doing (exceptionally we may be able to provide our own)
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 32
Level 1 & 2
Cyclist Training Casualty Reduction Section
To help train the next generation of race winners we would like to remind you that our highly successful Cyclist Training scheme is available to schools…. at no cost.
Level 1 training takes place in a safe, off-road setting. Over a two hour period, good cycling habits can start to be learned, alongside essential practice in the basics of balance and control. This session is targeted at seven and eight year old children although it may be just as appropriate for older people starting or returning to cycling. Progress is assessed, feedback offered and all participants receive a certificate at the end of the course. Level 2 training moves the training into a real-world on-road situation where the concentration is not so much on cycle handling but more on learning the techniques and strategies to safely interact with other road users. Cyclists of nine years and above learn how to start, stop and turn right and left safely with real traffic over a six hour period. Participants use high-visibility tops and road signs are used to warn passing vehicles of training. The course culminates in an assessment where both practical ability and theoretical knowledge are considered. Certification awarded may be for “Successful Completion” or “Completion” as appropriate. Both of these courses require a roadworthy cycle and approved cycle helmet. All activities are fully risk assessed. Both of these courses involve the assistance and skills of volunteer instructors who are trained to make the best of training opportunities. Your local school will probably offer level 1 and 2 training but is always in need of more instructors and helpers. The Casualty Reduction Section is always keen to help with resources and staff. Tel: 01603 223348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 33
Activity Coach Award for Teachers The British Cycling Activity Coach Award for Teachers (ACAT) is an introductory award for teachers to the British Cycling Coach Education programme. This award takes into consideration the skills teachers have acquired through achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). On the basis of this, British Cycling have managed to reduce the course length to one day, while still maintaining high standards. The award focuses on increasing the knowledge and skills needed to produce a competent cycling coach who can promote the benefits and joys of cycling, and the appropriate skill acquisition through quality coaching of children within their school. The work of coaches at this level will be vital in ensuring that everyone involved in cycling within schools has a positive and enjoyable experience, therefore contributing to the ongoing future and success of cycling in Britain. Coaches completing the ACAT will be qualified to conduct cycling activity sessions independently within the school in which they are employed.
The award will include modules on:
Introduction to Cycle Coaching – this module gives a brief introduction to the course, cycling and cycle coaching. It investigates the knowledge and skills the learner, as a teacher, will bring to cycle coaching and the knowledge and skills required to become an effective cycling coach. Cycling Equipment – this module introduces the basics of cycling equipment including bikes, clothing and accessories, focusing specifically on the equipment needed. The module also begins to investigate general riding position. Cycling Safety – this module gives practical tips on bike, helmet and clothing checks, bike maintenance and dealing with injuries and illnesses common in cycling. Understanding Cycling Techniques – this module is predominately practically based and introduces the basic and intermediate cycling techniques, analysing a technique and improving a rider’s performance against that technique. Planning, Delivering and Evaluating Cycling Sessions – this module describes the coaching process and identifies how sessions can be effectively planned, delivered and evaluated. Developing Riders – this module outlines the development pathways for pupils. For more information on the ACAT course, dates and locations and course application forms, please visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/coaching or call 0161 274 20
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 34
Recycle your Bicycle
Do you have a bike which is unloved, unused and taking up valuable space in your garage? If so, you could raise some much-needed funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH)! Paul Riches of Bracon Ash Garage near Mulbarton, sells the bikes from his roadside garage and donates the profit to the charity, which manages a hospice for lifethreatened children in Quidenham. Over the last decade Paul has taken in 10,000 unwanted bikes to restore, repair and re-sell to raise cash for EACH. Last year he handed over more than £5,000 to the charity.
All bikes accepted! If you would be interested in recycling your bike and raising cash for EACH then please call Paul at Bracon Ash Garage on 01508 570642 Registered Charity No. 1069284
Be inspired by our famous Norfolk cyclists... Brief biography and list of achievements: Born 03.10.1982 London Moved to Norwich aged 4 1989-1999: Attended Norwich High School 1999-2001: Attended Norwich School sixth form First sports rowing and cross-country running 2001-2005: Studied Engineering at University of Cambridge 2005-present: Employed at ETH Zürich (Switzerland) for a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering Cycling achievements: 1st Trofeo Alfredo Binda world cup (ITA) 2008 1st Tour de Bretagne (FRA) 2008 Silver medal road time trial Beijing Olympics 1st Montreal world cup (CAN) 2009 1st Grande Boucle (FRA) 2009 1st GP de Plouay-Bretagne world cup (FRA) 2009 Great Britain national champion road time trial 2009 1st Flèche Wallonne Feminine world cup 2010 1st GP de Suisse time trial 2010 1st GP Elsy Jacobs 2010 1st Tour de l’Aude Feminine 2010 1st World Champion Women’s Time Trial 2010 1st Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio 2011
Emma Pooley World Champion Women’s Time Trial How did you get started in cycling? I had a running injury in 2003 and started cycling to cross-train while I was recovering. That gave me the idea to have a go at triathlon. Gradually I realised I was better at cycling than either swimming or running, so in 2005 I started doing cycling races too. What kind of cycling do you do now? Now I compete at road racing (mass start races) and road time trials (where you start one-by-one and ride against the clock). But I also do some mountain biking for fun! What do you most enjoy about cycling and why? I love being out in the countryside: the views, the freedom, the quiet. Especially in the mountains! I love the real feeling of speed you get with the wind blowing in your face. And the fact that you can cover such large distances and really go somewhere - but still see and sense things that you’d miss if cooped up and whizzing past in a car. What achievement are you most proud of? Getting a medal at the Beijing Olympics was one of the proudest moments of my life. And the first world cup I won in Italy in 2008- because it was such a surprise! Can you describe your bike, what is special about it? It’s a brand called Cervélo (that’s the sponsor of the professional team I ride for). The frame is made from carbon fibre so that it’s as light as possible whilst also being stiff so that you don’t lose any power in the frame flexing when you pedal. It’s also very aerodynamic, as are the wheels. How do you train? I do a mixture of long training rides (4-6 hours) and shorter training sessions involving intervals and sprints on both the flat and on hills. I also practise descending fast on mountain passes. When possible I like to go out training with groups of friends - we race each other on the hills and sometimes stop for coffee when we’re nearly home. It’s important to enjoy training and if it’s sociable that helps! In the winter when it’s very cold I find it hard to do long rides so I also run and ski as cross-training. What are your cycling plans for the future and what are your targets? If I can keep racing professionally until 2012 it would be fantastic to have the chance to compete in the London Olympics.
Victoria Williamson Sprint and NCT Rising Star
How did you get started in cycling? I only started cycling about a year and half ago, and came through a talent spotting programme called “Girls4Gold” which was set up to get high class athletes from the tops of other sports into cycling. I made the switch from athletics to cycling through this programme, and then got accepted onto the Olympic Development Programme from there. What kind of cycling do you do now? I do indoor sprint track cycling on the velodrome. What do you most enjoy about cycling and why? The thing I enjoy most about cycling is definitely the thrills of track riding and racing. The rush down the steep bankings and head to head match sprints is really exciting. I also really enjoy my gym work which I do at the Elite Strength & Conditioning Gym in Norwich. What achievement are you most proud of? Being accepted onto the programme was a huge achievement for me, especially as I was new to cycling. I’m the only girl in the UK on the Sprint Olympic Development Programme, and joined a year early. My first track race, after having ridden for only 6 months, was the National Championships. I gained a silver medal in the sprint which I was also very pleased with. Can you describe your bike, what is special about it? I have a black Australian BT track bike, and it was given to me by British Cycling. It is extremely light, as it is carbon fibre and has a fixed wheel. I also have a Trek road bike that is also extremely light and is made from a mixture of carbon fibre and aluminium. How do you train? I train 5 days a week, with a rest day usually on Thursday and Monday. I have 2 gym sessions a week, 1 watt-bike or roller session, and 2 road rides on Saturday and Sunday. What are your cycling plans for the future and what are your targets? My plans for the forthcoming year are to win the Nationals – Sprint and 500 time trials. Qualify at the World Championships in Russia in the top 20 and ride personal best times. And if I do go to the European Championships in Italy, finish in the top 10 in the Sprint, Keirin, 500 time trial, and a medal would be amazing! 38
Alan Hill How did you get started in cycling? Riding BMX in my local woods pretending to be motocross racer. What kind of cycling do you do now? BMX racing and XC MTB in the winter for training.
Brief biography and list of achievements:
Name: Alan Hill Age: 38 Years racing BMX: 25 Club: Norwich Flyers Sponsor: Redlinebicycles.com 16 times National champion 3 times European champion
What do you most enjoy about cycling and why? The buzz of competition and the technical challenge of jumping on the track. What achievement are you most proud of? 2nd place in the 2006 World championships in Brazil, just lost out on a photofinish! Can you describe your bike, what is special about it? Lightweight so its fast but strong enough to take the pounding of a crash at high speed. Redline’s the hot bike to have this year! How do you train? Gym training for strength, sprints for speed, gate start practice for consistency and track practice for technique. What are your cycling plans for the future and what are your targets? Continue to have fun riding and racing with my family and win the veterans world championships in Birmingham in 2012.
6 times World finalist
Brief biography and list of achievements: Born Gt. Yarmouth 1955 (55 years old) adventure cyclist Name: Martin Philpot Job: Deputy Head School: Cliff Park High, Gorleston, Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk Teacher since 1986, teaching Design and Technology at Flegg High, Gt. Yarmouth High and currently Deputy Head at Cliff Park High School Cycling Achievements: 1999 Land’s End / John O’Groats (11 Days) 2002 West to East Coast North America 2003 Norwich to Moscow 2005 Norwich to Naples 2006 West to East Coast Australia 2009 Norwich to Nordcapp
How did you get started in cycling? I have always cycled. Like most people I got started when my father let go of the back of the saddle and I realised I could balance on 2 wheels. My bike was my great liberator and I never looked back. From then on the bug kind of crept up and took me unawares! From the early symptoms of cycling to and from work (50 mile return journey) to the first venture of a long weekend across to Holland the ailment got progressively more acute. In its full-blown state my compulsions now see me taking up all of my Summer breaks (plus an additional week or two) on continent– conquering epics such as Norwich to Moscow, coast to coast America, (Florence Oregon to Yorktown Virginia), west to east coast Australia (Exmouth Western Oz to Rockhampton Queensland) over the last 5 years. This year I cycled up to Northcape in Norway – 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle. I cycle on my own with well-packed panniers enabling total independence and the much craved solace. I cover between 60 to 100 miles a day and camp as much as possible. As you can imagine I have many stories to tell; from encounters with wild buffalos on the Great Plains, and alligators in the creeks of the Northern Territories to the clouds of butterflies in the Rockies and the mad dogs in remote Russian regions. I’ve been locked up by Russian border guards, travelled with an Australian who I discovered had just jumped bail and camped with bluegrass singing rednecks in the mysterious Ozarks! I have raised thousands of pounds for charities through sponsorship and slide show talks and back at school on enrichment afternoons I lead a cycling group through our quiet country lanes. And weekends? Yes you have guessed – I go cycling! Can you describe your bike, what is special about it? My current bike is a Hewitt-Cheviot SE, Chrome-moly Reynolds 725 touring frame. Mavic wheels, Schwalbe Marathon plus 25c tyres, Shimano triple chainset; all fairly standard costing around £1800. How do you train? I build up the miles 2 to 3 months before a trip including cycling to and from my place of work, weekend routes and Audax group rides. I can just about manage 300 miles a week and continue to carry on my job without being too fatigued! What are your cycling plans for the future and what are your targets? This year I plan to cycle from Norwich to Marrakech; a ride I planned to do in 2004 before a cycling accident put me in hospital! My future plan is to ride the Americas from Ushuaia, Argentina (the most southerly point in South America) to Prudhoe Bay where the road runs out in northern Alaska. 41
Following the Tour Follow on the web Follow a daily blog on the National Tour of Britain website www.tourofbritain.co.uk or for more detailed information about what is happening in your area, where to see the race and at what time, visit www.tourofbritain.norfolk.gov.uk On the day - At the start The race starts from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk at 10:00. Each of the teams sign in and the winners from the previous dayâ€™s stage receive their Jerseys. Have a look at the Suffolk County Council website for more details. On the day - On route On Saturday September 17, the race will transfer between the two counties in Diss, having set off from Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds in the morning and raced through 60 miles of Suffolk countryside and villages. Having reached Diss, the race will head through around 60 miles of Norfolk, taking in Wymondham and Reepham on the way to an iconic finish on the Sandringham Estate in the afternoon. On the day - At the finish Just four and a half hours later after an amazing 201 km race the riders will arrive in Sandringham where they will be greeted by excited crowds. Activities will start in Sandringham from lunchtime with entertainment to keep the crowd busy whilst the excitement of the race finish mounts. The winning Jerseys will be presented and the riders will start their warm down routine after what promises to be a spectacular event.
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 43
Tour of Britain 2011 Evaluation Form
School/Organisation: Name: Date: Please circle the most appropriate: NQT
KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 TA ASL Coach Other:(specify)
Access of resources
Quality of Resources
Quality of Content of Resources
Did the resources meet your needs
Very much so
Not at all
Did your pupils enjoy using the Tour of Britain education pack? Very much so
Not at all
Would you like resources like this in the future?
Not at all
Very much so
Please list below any suggestions for improvement of this resource.
Please return to: Paul Hoey, Lead Adviser - Graded Teaching and Learning Services, Norwich PDC, Woodside Road, Norwich NR7 9QL
Norfolk Schools Information Pack 44