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Elysium Healthcare make a conversion with Exeter Chiefs

Elysium Healthcare, a young and dynamic independent provider of Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education and Private Patient services, has secured key sponsorship of the Exeter Chiefs for the 2021-2022 season.

The partnership reflects the joint missions of the Chiefs and Elysium in providing Mental Health support to people living in the Exeter area, with Elysium recently launching two new services in Exeter and the Chiefs offering Mental Health Awareness sessions to local schools in the past.

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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...

Devon preparing to welcome The Tour of Britain

The Tour of Britain will be making a welcome return to Devon in September with a gruelling 115-mile route awaiting some of the world's top cyclists.

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.

The route takes in a number of communities on its way from the South Hams and across Dartmoor, including Ermington, Totnes, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Modbury, Ivybridge, Cornwood, Yelverton, Tavistock, Princetown, Moretonhampstead and Dunsford.

There are three ŠKODA King of the...

Goodwood offers perfect diversion during long wait for Exeter racing return

National Hunt Racing is set to return to Exeter on October 7 with an eight-card season opener followed by the Best Mate Beginners' Chase Day 12 days later. In the meantime, there’s plenty of summer flat racing action to keep fans entertained including the five-day Glorious Goodwood Festival in West Sussex which gets underway on Tuesday July 27.

Like Exeter, Goodwood has been hosting public races since the beginning of the 19th century with the first official meeting recorded in 1802, just two years before Exeter’s earliest recorded event. The Glorious Goodwood summer event...

Sam Simmonds hot on the heels of Taulupe Faletau for Lions' No.8 jersey, reckons Lawrence Dallaglio

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/19/2021 - 1:10pm

SAM SIMMONDS is hot on the heels of Taulupe Faletau in pursuit of The British & Irish Lions’ No.8 jersey.

And the record-breaking Exeter Chiefs ace has proved ‘beyond all reasonable doubt’ he’s worthy of a place on the South African plane.

That’s according to three-time Lion and 2003 World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio, who revelled in watching ‘clinical’ Simmonds rack up a thrilling 21 tries in domestic action this season.

Simmonds, 26, Faletau and Jack Conan are embroiled in a red-hot battle for the No.8 position ahead of the First Test against South...

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