E.J.

Hannah Barnes beats sister Alice to National Championships road race win

Hannah Barnes pips her sister Alice to the line in Stockton-on-Tees to win the 2016 British National Championships women’s road race

It was a family affair at the National Championships women s road race in Stockton-on-Tees1 with Hannah Barnes2 beating her sister Alice to the line to win the blue, red and white striped jersey. Hannah, who only returned to racing in April3 after breaking her ankle in August 2015, outsprinted Alice in the final 100m, with the sisters stealing a march on Lucy Garner, who finished third. Dame Sarah Storey laid down one of the day s best attacks, going solo from within the first 20km of the race, with her lead standing at around 90 seconds at one point.

A strong 12-rider bunch eventually caught the time trial bronze medallist, with Storey momentarily dropping off the bunch but clawing her way back on as the group reached the final circuits round Stockton.

>>> Drops Cycling: The idea is to become the dominant women s team in Britain 4

Along with the Barnes sisters, the elite group contained Garner, Storey, Nikki Harris, Jennifer George, Lucy Shaw, Neah Evans, Molly Weaver, Claire Rose, Annasley Park and Dani King. With two laps to go the peloton were slowly gaining on the lead group, but with 38 seconds to make up in the last 10km it looked likely the winner would come from the group up the road. Hannah Barnes tried her hand from the front as the group led into the final lap, but her attack was quickly shut down by King and the others.

But as the peloton chased behind the front group were preparing for a bunch sprint. The Barnes duo were wheel to wheel in the final 100m, with Garner and King a bike length behind. Not often do you see the second-place rider smiling in a situation like this, but Alice was beaming as her sister crossed the line ahead of her.

Congratulations Hannah Barnes British women’s road champion!#RoadChamps pic.twitter.com/9aY3OPOiH056

British Cycling (@BritishCycling) June 26, 20167

National Championships women s road race, Stockton-on-Tees (106km)
1. Hannah Barnes (Canyon-SRAM)
2. Alice Barnes (Drops Cycling)
3. Lucy Garner (Wiggle-High5)
4. Dani King (Wiggle-High5)
5.

Jennifer George (Drops Cycling)

References

  1. ^ women s road race in Stockton-on-Tees (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ Hannah Barnes (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ returned to racing in April (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  4. ^ >>> Drops Cycling: The idea is to become the dominant women s team in Britain (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ #RoadChamps (twitter.com)
  6. ^ pic.twitter.com/9aY3OPOiH0 (t.co)
  7. ^ June 26, 2016 (twitter.com)

Europe Tops AAA’s 2016 Summer Travel Destinations List

ORLANDO, Fla., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Demand for travel to Europe remains strong, and AAA summer travel bookings show that Rome and London are at the top of many international travelers’ itineraries this summer. Americans are also flocking to warm-weather destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Caribbean, and increasingly traveling to Canada to take advantage of favorable exchange rates.

The top international summer destinations, based on AAA bookings for travel June 1 through August 15, are:

  1. Rome, Italy (4)
  2. London, England (3)
  3. Cancun, Mexico (1)
  4. Vancouver, Canada (8)
  5. Paris, France (7)
  6. Dublin, Ireland (6)
  7. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (2)
  8. Montego Bay, Jamaica (5)
  9. Calgary, Canada
  10. Amsterdam, Netherlands

*Number in parentheses indicates summer 2015 ranking position.

Europe remains very popular with American travelers despite recent terrorism concerns,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president of travel and publishing. “A strong dollar, discounted pricing and a continued sense of resilience are motivating millions of Americans to venture across the pond for their summer vacations this year.”

On May 31, the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Europe, citing the risk of potential terror attacks.

Travel alerts are issued for short-term events that travelers should be aware of when planning to visit a country. This differs from a travel warning in which the State Department urges travelers to consider very carefully whether to visit a country or region at all.

“AAA urges travelers to exercise vigilance when traveling and be aware of their immediate surroundings. Determining when and where to travel is very personal,” continued Sutherland. “The strong interest in Europe and even Paris shows that many Americans are undeterred by recent global events.”

Domestically, the great American road trip is back, with nearly 56 percent of Americans planning a drive vacation this summer, according to a recent AAA survey. The lowest summertime gas prices in 11 years are prompting Americans to drive in record numbers. More than half of U.S. adults say low gas prices are prompting them to hit the roads this year.

AAA’s top domestic summer travel destinations include:

  1. Orlando, Fla. (1)
  2. Seattle, Wash.
  3. Los Angeles/Anaheim, Calif. (7)
  4. Honolulu, Hawaii (4)
  5. Las Vegas, Nev.
  6. Anchorage, Alaska
  7. New York, N.Y.
  8. Maui, Hawaii
  9. San Francisco, Calif.
  10. Denver, Colo.

*Number in parentheses indicates summer 2015 ranking position

Orlando consistently holds the top spot on AAA’s list of most-popular U.S. travel destinations, while southern California has climbed in the rankings,” said Sutherland. “Several newcomers to the list indicate that Americans are looking forward to venturing out this summer and exploring diverse destinations from coast to coast.”

Before setting out on a summer vacation, download the free AAA Mobile app1 for iPhone, iPad and Android. Travelers can use the app to map a route, find the lowest gas prices, access exclusive member discounts, find more than 58,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants, request AAA roadside assistance and more. For in-person travel planning, seek the expert advice of a trusted travel advisor, who can provide personalized service and first-hand destination knowledge to create a memorable vacation.

For more information and to begin planning a trip, visit AAA.com/Travel2.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 56 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile3. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com4.

Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080226/DC15031LOGO5

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/europe-tops-aaas-2016-summer-travel-destinations-list-300281166.html6

SOURCE AAA

Related Links

http://www.AAA.com
7

Europe Tops AAA's 2016 Summer Travel Destinations List

May 19, 2016, 10:00 ET

Preview: AAA: More Than 38 Million Americans Expected to Travel This Memorial Day Weekend

Release contains wide tables.
View fullscreen.

References

  1. ^ AAA Mobile app (www.prnewswire.com)
  2. ^ AAA.com/Travel (www.prnewswire.com)
  3. ^ AAA.com/mobile (www.prnewswire.com)
  4. ^ AAA.com (www.prnewswire.com)
  5. ^ http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080226/DC15031LOGO (www.prnewswire.com)
  6. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/europe-tops-aaas-2016-summer-travel-destinations-list-300281166.html (www.prnewswire.com)
  7. ^ Link to http://www.AAA.com (www.prnewswire.com)

Rocky Neck Now | GoodMorningGloucester

  • Tue, 1 Mar 2016 – 7:00pm KBMG1

    Dan King, Dave, Brown ,Wolf Ginandes & Dave Mattacks at Jalapenos Restaurant – 86 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 – Phone: 978-283-8228

  • Wed, 2 Mar 2016 – 7:00pm FLY AMERO2

    Dinner with Fly and special guest at The Rhumb Line – 40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA – Phone: 978-283-9732

  • Wed, 2 Mar 2016 – 7:00pm FOZZIE HILL3

    with Wolf Ginandes at Katrina’s – 14 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA – Phone: 978-515-7817

  • Wed, 2 Mar 2016 – 7:30pm EZEKIEL’S WHEELS4

    Ezekiel s Wheels is a dynamic young klezmer ensemble from the Boston area at Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Performance Center – 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966 – Phone: 978-546-7391

  • Wed, 2 Mar 2016 – 9:00pm KARAOKE JAY5

    at Dog Bar – 65 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 – Phone: 978-281-6565

  • Thu, 3 Mar 2016 – 7:30pm ALLEN ESTES6

    with Friends at The Gloucester House – 63 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 – Phone: 978-281-4433

  • Thu, 3 Mar 2016 – 8:00pm DANU7

    One of Ireland s most cherished Irish folk bands at Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Performance Center – 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966 – Phone: 978-546-7391

  • Thu, 3 Mar 2016 – 8:30pm DAVE SAG’S BLUES PARTY8

    at The Rhumb Line – 40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA – Phone: 978-283-9732

  • Fri, 4 Mar 2016 – 8:00pm BRIAN KING9

    with Renee at Katrina’s – 14 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA – Phone: 978-515-7817

  • Fri, 4 Mar 2016 – 9:30pm A TRAIN ORCHESTRA10

    with Willie “Loco” Alesander at The Rhumb Line – 40 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA – Phone: 978-283-9732

  • References

    1. ^ Tue, 1 Mar 2016 – 7:00pm KBMG (www.gimmesound.com)
    2. ^ Wed, 2 Mar 2016 – 7:00pm FLY AMERO (www.gimmesound.com)
    3. ^ Wed, 2 Mar 2016 – 7:00pm FOZZIE HILL (www.gimmesound.com)
    4. ^ Wed, 2 Mar 2016 – 7:30pm EZEKIEL’S WHEELS (www.gimmesound.com)
    5. ^ Wed, 2 Mar 2016 – 9:00pm KARAOKE JAY (www.gimmesound.com)
    6. ^ Thu, 3 Mar 2016 – 7:30pm ALLEN ESTES (www.gimmesound.com)
    7. ^ Thu, 3 Mar 2016 – 8:00pm DANU (www.gimmesound.com)
    8. ^ Thu, 3 Mar 2016 – 8:30pm DAVE SAG’S BLUES PARTY (www.gimmesound.com)
    9. ^ Fri, 4 Mar 2016 – 8:00pm BRIAN KING (www.gimmesound.com)
    10. ^ Fri, 4 Mar 2016 – 9:30pm A TRAIN ORCHESTRA (www.gimmesound.com)