The Tanfield Factor: Harry and Charlie discuss fame, family and the future

Brothers Harry and Charlie discuss fame, family and the future with Owen Rogers

All Great Ayton was out when the Tanfield brothers returned home from this year’s Commonwealth Games — the Yorkshire village would not let their return home go unmarked. The brothers’ trip Down Under was a huge success, with 23-year-old Harry winning time trial silver and Charlie bagging gold and silver in the individual and team pursuits respectively.

“The band was there, they had a stage, I had family members turn up that I didn’t know existed! The green was packed, there was bunting, bikes painted gold and silver and the local shops had ‘well done Harry and Charlie’ in their windows,” Charlie tells us somewhat incredulously.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.