Last week I met Velosure Starley Primal rider Tanya Griffiths to discuss her rise in women’s cycling and the Women’s Tour coming to Suffolk….full feature will be in Suffolk magazine in June…
“The Helicopter hovers above, making steady progress towards the crowds lining the street. Police motorbikes whiz by in a flurry of activity, cars decked out with colourful logos, packed with sponsors and dignitaries hurry past, shortly followed by the bright red Commissaire Car. All of sudden the lead group of cyclists come into view and in a moment have passed. The peloton is closing the gap, cheers and shouts of encouragement travel alongside the cyclists as the crowd begins to swell, with a gush of air, the whiz of carbon fiber wheels and a splash of colour the race has come and gone in a flash. Welcome to the world of cycle racing.
The Women’s Tour of Britain not only returns to our beautiful county, but comes back for the opening stage of what is to become an even bigger and better stage race. The racing gets underway on June 17th, with over 100 of the top cyclists in the world departing from Bury St Edmunds, following the country lanes and picturesque landscape of Suffolk to the seaside and a sprint finish in the town centre of Aldeburgh.
Women’s cycle racing is finally getting the attention it deserves, proving it is part of the sport cycling fans throughout the world want to see.
Discussing women’s cycle racing in Suffolk and there is only one person to talk to, Tanya Griffiths, the young Suffolk based elite level cyclist. Having just returned from riding two Belgian Spring Classics for her new team Velosure Starley Primal she is in good spirits and looking forward to the season ahead”………….