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Home and Visitor triumphs at the Yeovil Senior’s Open Competition

This year’s Senior’s Open Bowmaker competition had sufficient entrants to allow the allocation of two prize funds: one for home teams and another for visitors.

The best score of the day was recorded by Rich Stevens, Andrew Vickery, and Chris Hazelwood of The Warren Golf Club, which is located on the Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve. Their score of eighty-three stableford points saw them tied with the Moors Valley Golf Club trio of Alan Newman, Gary Rogers, and Graham Cherrett who ended up in second place by virtue of a countback.

Played over Yeovil’s eighteen-hole...

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Spectators' guide to Devon Stage of the 2021 Tour of Britain

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 08/24/2021 - 3:34pm

Some of the biggest names in cycling will be competing in this year’s Tour of Britain, and if you’re planning to watch them in action in Devon on Monday 6 September you can take your pick of 115 miles along the route.

Devon County Council will host Stage Two of the 17th edition of the race on Monday 6 September, with a stella field of riders including Mark Cavendish and Wout Van Aert due to take to the start line.

This year’s Devon Stage will start at 11am in Hercules Road, Sherford, and will head towards Yealmpton as it starts a loop around the South Hams before...

Belgian star Wout Van Aert to make Tour of Britain debut in 2021

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/19/2021 - 1:22am

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medallist and six-time Tour de France stage winner Wout Van Aert will make his Tour of Britain debut next month. The Belgian star is the second rider confirmed for this year’s Tour, which starts in Penzance, Cornwall, on Sunday 5 September and will race into Devon the following day (Monday 6 September). Van Aert will lead the Dutch Jumbo-Visma team at the UK’s biggest cycle race off the back of winning the prestigious final stage of the Tour de France on the Champs-Élysées in Paris and claiming silver in the Tokyo 2020 road race within the space of six days last month....

The most popular Olympic Sports in the UK according to the internet

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 08/18/2021 - 3:41pm

Analysis during the Olympics in Tokyo has revealed that the UK’s favourite Olympic events are trampolining, mountain biking and skateboarding, based on the search demand for the sports at the summer Games.

In 2021 so far, there has been a total average monthly search volume of 3.19 million for the 46 sports on show, and in June, the Wikipedia pages of all the sports were viewed a total of 1.35 million times, highlighting the vast number of people seeking to learn more about how these Olympic Games will be played.

Better, the UK’s largest operator of public sports and...

Legendary sprinter Mark Cavendish confirmed as first rider for 2021 Tour of Britain

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 08/16/2021 - 11:14pm

Mark Cavendish, cycling's greatest sprinter of all time, has been confirmed as the first rider for this year’s Tour of Britain. The Tour organisers have announced that the British cycling legend, who has won more stages of the modern Tour of Britain than any other rider, with 10 Stage victories, will lead his Belgian Deceuninck - Quick-Step team at the UK’s biggest race.

Devon will host Stage Two of the 2021 Tour of Britain on Monday 6 September, starting in the new town of Sherford and finishing in Exeter.

Cavendish has previously started 11 Tours of Britain, finishing...

Top action at the Ebor Festival before Exeter racing returns

National Hunt racing returns to Exeter racecourse on October 7 with an exciting eight-race card to welcome in the new season. That’s followed swiftly by Best Mate Beginners' Chase Day, on Tuesday 19 October where potential equine stars of the future will hope to shine. Before then, there's still plenty of top-class flat racing action to keep race fans entertained. One of the highlights of the August schedule is the York Ebor Festival, which rarely fails to deliver.

One of Britain’s favourite racecourses

York racecourse has been voted the best in Britain on several occasions and...

Results of the performance of British archers at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sat, 08/14/2021 - 3:07pm

At the Tokyo Olympics, 128 archers took part in individual competitions: 64 men and 64 women. 12 men's, 12 women's and 29 mixed teams fought for prizes in the teams scoring. Thanks to the successful qualification for the Olympics, Britain was represented by 3 men and 3 women: Patrick Huston, Woodgate James, Tom Hall, Sarah Bettles, Bryony Pitman and Naomi Folkard.

Individual Recurve (Men)

In the recurve men, British archers did not even make it to the 1/8 finals of the individual standings.

Woodgate James is ranked 33rd in the table of archery Olympic rankings...

Pro cyclist gives his verdict on the Devon Stage of The Tour of Britain

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 08/11/2021 - 11:57pm

Around 115 miles (185km) of the county will feature in the Devon Stage of this year’s Tour of Britain on Monday 6 September.

We asked Freddie Scheske, Devon-based pro cyclist and University of Exeter graduate, to give us his verdict on the route which starts in Sherford and finishes in Exeter.

The Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling rider is hoping to make his Tour debut next month and he knows exactly what awaits the peloton in Devon. Here’s his prediction for the 2021 edition of the race (which you can also view on YouTube https://youtu.be/7egmM1CTLM4 ).

“It’s going...

Teams announced to compete in 2021 Tour of Britain

The world’s top three teams will be among 18 squads competing in next month’s Tour of Britain .

INEOS Grenadiers, Deceuninck – Quick-Step and Team Jumbo - Visma will line up in the 17th edition of the UK’s leading bike race, with Devon hosting Stage Two of The Tour on Monday 6 September.

They are among the seven UCI WorldTeams – along with Israel Start-Up Nation, Movistar Team, Team DSM and Team Qhubeka NextHash – who will take part in the eight-day event, starting in Cornwall on Sunday 5 September.

They will be joined by four UCI ProTeams, including the Belgian...

The Tour of Britain's lasting legacy in Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 08/06/2021 - 12:38pm

The Tour of Britain may only fleetingly race through communities as it makes its way through Devon, but it has left a much longer-lasting legacy in many parts of the county.

Since The Tour first sped into Devon in 2007, the county has provided the setting for some of the most exciting moments in The Tour's history.

Watching the world's best cyclists tackle some of Devon's toughest climbs has often been the "high-point" of the race in every sense. As well as the enduring memories for the spectators at the roadside, the impact of The Tour remains apparent today.

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Top 5 moments of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 07/22/2021 - 12:00pm

“ It’s just unbelievable to be back ”, says Andrew Castle, former British No. 1 and the BBC’s lead tennis commentator at Wimbledon and there aren’t many Wimbledon fans that would disagree with you. After the 2020 event was cancelled, many people worried whether 2021 would be able to continue. However, with changes in Government regulations and plenty of social distancing the 2021 Wimbledon Championships did indeed go ahead – and they were brilliant! As you might imagine from just a prestigious event there are plenty of standout moments from this year’s tournament – but here are our top 5...

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