Tour de Knowsley!

The Tour of Britain cycle race came to Merseyside on 17 September, with a 10 mile time trial leg around Knowsley Safari Park. Bradley Wiggins triumphed with a time of 19min 54sec. The great photos below were taken by Paul Markey.

Cycling fans: also on this website are articles on Wirral’s record-breaking cyclist Andy Wilkinson (click here) and on the Ten Minutes of Hell cycle race through the Mersey Tunnel (click here).

Wiggins powers his way to victory and the leader’s jersey.

Wiggins powers his way to victory and the leader’s jersey.

 

Philip Deignan crashes after over shooting the tight left hand bend leaving Lord Derby's estate. This forced him to climb into the team car with a suspected broken collar bone and retire from the Tour.

Philip Deignan crashes after over shooting the tight left hand bend leaving Lord Derby’s estate. This forced him to climb into the team car with a suspected broken collar bone and retire from the Tour.

 

Mark Cavendish avoids the cones that finished Deignan’s tour as he spills off course into the lane used by the outward bound riders. Luckily no traffic to stop his progress.

Mark Cavendish avoids the cones that finished Deignan’s tour as he spills off course into the lane used by the outward bound riders. Luckily no traffic to stop his progress.