Tour of Lancashire: Reviving the race that 'made Chris Boardman'

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Plans were announced at the beginning of January to revive the Tour of Lancashire in time for 2015, in what would make it Britain's only top-level domestic road race of more than two days.

With a roll call of former winners including Malcolm Elliott, Chris Newton and John Tanner, the ‘Tour of Lancs' was one of the flagship events of the Star Trophy and Premier Calendar series.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.