One of the most important stages of the major British cycling race is officially set to start in a town that is known to have banned every ordinary cyclist from riding on its streets…
Among many other cyclists to compete is also Mark Cavendish. They will set off from central Mansfield on September the 6th, the fourth day of the Tour of Britain.
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But, the most weird and unusually thing the riders will have to do is ride through the center of Nottinghamshire market town which does not allow any cyclist to ride on its streets.
Break the law
In a normal day, Tour of Britain’s cyclists would break the law if they ever decide to ride through this town’s streets.
Mansfield District Council has enforced a ban on cycling since 2016 raising many conflicts and official voices who say these measures as unfair.
Right after the decision, the Cycling UK’s Duncan Dollimore said: “If the Council was experiencing problems with a small number of inconsiderate people cycling, it would be far better to tackle that behavior, which would benefit everyone, rather than impose a blanket ban on all cycling in the area at all times.”
The Tour of Britain, also known as the UK’s version to the Tour de France, starts on September 3rd. It starts in Edinburgh and ends in Cardiff a week later. Last year’s Tour winner was Steve Cummings.