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Somerset has re-modelled itself as a hotbed of cycling in recent years. The ambitious three-day Tour of Wessex and picturesque Exmoor Beast sportives, together with stage three of the Tour of Britain, have helped raise the sport?s profile in south west England.

1st Chard Wheelers aim to raise it further on May 18 with the McKinlays road race.

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