ANOTHER chance to ?Ride the Route? ? for all who missed out riding the British sportive of Tour de France in July ? will be the testing route of the Tour of Britain stage from Worcester to Wolverhampton on Sunday, August 26.

At 101 miles, and including the Malvern Hills and Shropshire climbs, this will be tough prospect, with a timed climb. But unlike the Tour stage, which has a traditional road finish, the sportive will finish the banked track at Wolverhampton, just like the famous Paris-Roubaix.

The route which starts from Worcester Race Course, will be fully signed, have static marshals. The National Escort Motorcycle Group will marshal certain sections.

There will be three refreshment points. Entries are limited to 1000 riders. Entry fee is £27, which includes a £5 donation to the British Heart Foundation, whose volunteers are supporting the ride.

For full details, go to: www.ridetheroute.net Or contact Graham Temple, Wheels in Wheels CC, on 07876712098. Or www.wheelsinwheelcc@msn.com

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.