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Tour of Britain 2016 route confirmed with stages in Scotland, Wales and Dartmoor

The Tour of Britain 2016 will take place between September 4-11 with eight stages culminating with a circuit race in London

Tour Of Britain 2016 Route Confirmed With Stages In Scotland, Wales And Dartmoor

Peloton on stage six of the 2015 Tour of Britain Credit: Tour of Britain

As predicted by Cycling Weekly earlier this month1, this year s Tour of Britain2 will visit Scotland, Wales and host its queen stage in Dartmoor National Park. The route for this year s national tour (September 4-11) was unveiled in Bristol on Thursday evening, with the most notable surprise coming in the form of the penultimate day s split stage around the western English city itself. Riders will tackle a 15-kilometre individual time trial around Bristol in the morning, followed by a five-lap circuit race over the same course that afternoon.

Again, as predicted by CW3, the stage will finish atop the Bristol Downs, and feature the 600-metre long Bridge Valley Road climb, as per the race s last visit in 2014. For the second time in the race s modern history, the event s now annual hill-top finish will come atop Haytor, upon which Simon Yates brilliantly won during the 2013 edition4. Glasgow will host the race start of September 4, followed by a Lake District leg from Carlisle to Kendal on day two, again as predicted by CW.

The longest stage of the race is stage four s 217-kilometre trek down from north to southern Wales, a stage that finishes in Builth Wells.Tour Of Britain 2016 Route Confirmed With Stages In Scotland, Wales And Dartmoor

London will host the race s finale on September 11, with a 100-kilometre circuit race around the same 6.2-kilometre circuit around Piccadilly and the Stand used for the first time in 2015. On paper, four stages look favourable to bunch sprints, which may not be an accident. Given this year s World Championships road race in Qatar5 the following month looks suited to the sport s fast finishers, organiser SweetSpot seem to be doing all they can to attract as many to the race as part of their Worlds preparation.

We are confident that this year s route for the Tour of Britain will provide the opportunity for eight exciting days of racing and a multitude of opportunities for riders and teams to be aggressive and make the race, said race director Mick Bennett.

We believe that with the combination of longer stages of over 200-kilometres, the tough circuit and time trial in Bristol and the summit finish at Haytor we have not just a great preparation for the World Championships but also a fantastic race that will showcase the British countryside and stands alone in its own right as a race riders will want to win.

Tour of Britain 2016 route

Stage one, Sunday September 4
Glasgow Castle Douglas, 168km

Stage two, Monday September 5
Carlisle Kendal, 195km

Stage three, Tuesday September 6
Congleton Tatton Park, Knutsford, 182km

Stage four, Wednesday September 7
Denbigh Builth Wells, 217km

Stage five, Thursday September 8
Aberdare to Bath, 205km

Stage six, Friday September 9
Sidmouth to Haytor, 150km

Stage seven split stage, Saturday September 10
Bristol ITT, 15km, Bristol circuit race, 76.5km

Stage eight, Sunday September 11
London circuit race, 100km

References

  1. ^ earlier this month (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ Tour of Britain (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ as predicted by CW (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  4. ^ Simon Yates brilliantly won during the 2013 edition (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ World Championships road race in Qatar (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)

Bed and all aboard: Vintage bus transformed into quaint holiday home complete with cosy double bed and wood-burning stove

  • Rob Robinson, 47, bought the Bedford bus for 700 from a depo and spent a further 4,000 to make it habitable
  • It now features solar panels on the roof to power the lights and plug points and a bathroom block just feet away
  • The idyllic accommodation can be booked for 90 a night, although demand is said to be high until February 2016

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A classic 1968 Bedford coach has been transformed into a quaint Discount Holidays © holiday home in the Welsh borders. The former 41-seater bus started life ferrying people from the valleys of South Wales to the glittering shopping areas of London. But after falling into dilapidation the classic British vehicle has been given a fresh breath of life as a Discount Holidays © holiday home in rural Herefordshire.

Rural retreat: A classic 1968 Bedford coach has been transformed into a quaint Discount Holidays © holiday home in the Welsh borders

Before and after: After falling into dilapidation the classic British vehicle has been given a fresh breath of life as a Discount Holidays © holiday home in rural Herefordshire with lights, kitchen supplies and a snug lounge area

The former 41-seater bus started life ferrying people from the valleys of South Wales to the glittering shopping areas of London

Rob Robinson, 47, bought the rotting automobile for 700 from a bus depo in South Wales and spent a further 4,000 to turn it into a unique Discount Holidays © holiday home. Rob spent six months of 2012 converting the van from a smelly state to a desirable place to come and relax, putting in a lot of man hours along the way. The married father-of-three says: ‘I’d actually bought the coach with the crazy idea of turning it into a camper van.

‘But luckily I didn’t because it’s such a lovely van with a great space inside and I realised making it into a Discount Holidays © holiday home would be a good alternative to glamping.

‘The whole site is completely off the grid, we’re miles away from anything and because of the solar panels it’s zero carbon.’

Rob Robinson, 47, bought the rotting automobile for 700 from a bus depo in South Wales and spent a further 4,000 to turn it into the unique Discount Holidays © holiday home

Rob, who works as a landscape gardener, added homely features such as lights and flowers to the bus as well as using his skills as a landscape gardener to reflect the charm of the outdoors inside

Rob, who works as a landscape gardener, added homely features to the bus as well as using his day job skills to create a charming garden space for the van.

‘The bus has a beautiful wooden floor, painted pine boarding and a well thought-out dining/kitchen area with hand-built units, oak worktops, a gas cooker and a fridge,’ says Rob.

‘At the back is a cosy double bed, a wood-burning stove. There’s also an L-shaped sofa, which folds into a further double bed. Solar panels on the roof to power the lights and plug points.

‘There is a bathroom block separate to the van that’s just 15 metres away. Rob spent six months of 2012 converting the van from a smelly pit to a desirable place to come and relax, putting in a lot of man hours along the way

The bus has a beautiful wooden floor, painted pine boarding and a dining/kitchen area with hand-built units, oak worktops, a gas cooker and a fridge

The creative couple left the original drivers’ console, steering wheel, handbrake and radio in the van to keep it as authentic as possible

‘Couples and families tend to come here because in a sense it’s a bedsit as there are no walls.

‘As far as I know our Discount Holidays © holiday home is completely unique and it’s great to see a classic British bus still having a purpose.’

Surprisingly the bus is still functional with the engine, gearbox and lights still attached.

‘We’ve left the original drivers’ console as it makes a nice touch. The original steering wheel, handbrake and radio are all still in the van.

Although I’m not sure if it’ll pass an MOT!’

Rob and his wife Layla moved to rural Hay-On-Wye with their three daughters with a dream to live in a slice of British country paradise. But when work started to dry up for Rob around the time of the recession he saw the Bedford bus as a way of supplementing his income. When work started to dry up for Rob around the time of the recession he saw the Bedford bus as a way of supplementing his income, and made it his mission to transform it

A lot of work was needed to renovate the bus but now it looks like a glamper’s paradise and costs 90 per night

Authentic accommodation: Surprisingly the bus is still functional with the engine, gearbox and lights installed

‘It’s allowed us to stay living here,’ explains Rob.

‘It’s not easy to live in the country and a lot of people who live here tend to have a husband in London earning big bucks.

‘The van means we can bring up our family altogether and not only that, the work is fulfilling and you get to meet some really nice people.’

Rob’s hard work has paid off after seeing huge demands for the van and it’s currently booked right through until February next year.

Bookings start at 90 and if you fancy experiencing the British countryside in a van then head to www.majesticbus.co.uk1.

Thankfully the converted Majestic bus comes complete with a bathroom on its site in rural Hay-On-Wye, Herefordshire

Rob’s hard work has paid off after seeing huge demands for the van and it’s currently booked right through until February next year

References

  1. ^ www.majesticbus.co.uk (www.majesticbus.co.uk)

Adventures of Ranthambhore Tiger Safari

This Discount Holidays © holiday hike on a tour that offers a complete experience of Jungle and its thrills! Yes! We are talking about Ranthambhore National Park Tiger Safari. The season s safari rides at Ranthambhore National Park opened a couple of weeks ago to once again welcome the wildlife and photography enthusiasts.

Adventures Of Ranthambhore Tiger Safari

This is a trip that attempts and usually succeeds in seeing Indian Tiger, the Leopard , the Indian Rhino, Guar, Blue Bull, Black buck, Chinkara gazelle, Sambhar, Wild dogs, Jackals, Crocodiles , many species of birds and a lot more because the Jungle is full of surprises.

Adventures Of Ranthambhore Tiger Safari

This time, if lucky, you would also happen to see the grown up cubs of T19 at their best. Roaming and playing amongst each other, these cubs are the highlight of the safari this year. Tiger sightings, frequent as they are, are always a matter of chance. However, even evidences of tiger s activities are very exciting.

Plan your tiger safari now and make the bookings in advance.

Adventures Of Ranthambhore Tiger Safari

Get in tune with nature for a luxury Discount Holidays © holiday at Nahargarh the once hunting house of Royals by Alsisar Hotels in the heart of the jungle.

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Hike on an adventurous safari alongside the luxuries Nahargarh- Alsisar Hotels to the dark jungles of Ranthambore, where you can have a spine-chilling experience of seeing tigers hunt with your own eyes!

Contact for reservations

Alsisar Haveli Jaipur:

Sansar Chandra Road, Jaipur 302 001 (INDIA)

Tele: +91-141-236 8290, 236 4685, 510 7157 Fax: +91-141-2364652
email: alsisar@sify.com, alsisar@alsisar.com

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