Youngsters take to the stage at each Tour of Britain finish

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At each Tour of Britain stage finish this week, school and club teams are putting on a  warm-up act for the crowds prior  to the big race finish.

Almost 200  youngsters aged 11 and 12 are taking part in Italian Pursuit races bidding for the title of Club Champion and School Champion.

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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.