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Day Out at the Cycling Tour of Britain in September

Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or just looking for a day out in September it is worth checking out the Tour of Britain, cycling’s premier road race in Britain.

In 2012 the event has attracted Team Sky with both Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish taking part, so its a great chance to see a current cycling World Champion, Tour de France winner and an Olympic gold medalist.

The 2012 Tour kicked off from Ipswich yesterday finishing at the Royal Norfolk Showground.  There were a number of crashes, one of which unfortunately  accounted for Mark Cavendish, but the stage saw a British winner in the form of Luke Wroe from Team Sky.

Here is what is in store over the next few days and where you can see some of the action.

The second stage today is from Nottingham to Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside passing through Cheshire’s Peak District.  So it will be taking in some wonderful British countryside and the Safari Park finishes promises some great excitement.

The third stage heads to Scotland, moving from Jedburgh to Dumfries and taking in Scotland’s stunning landscapes which provide the perfect backdrop to Britain’s biggest race and an undulating stage route.

Stage four is the half way point of the Tour of Britain and takes place in the North West of England from Carlisle and Penrith to Blackpool Promenade.

It is certainly an exciting few days in store, if you go along make sure you take some great pictures and how about posting some here or on our Facebook page.

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Shoreham Battle of Britain Air Show 2012, 1st 2nd September West Sussex

Judging by the loud rumbling noise and the house windows starting to rattle I can safely assume that the 2012 RAFA Battle of Britain Airshow is underway at Shoreham by Sea in Sussex.

For those that have not been before its a great day out, perfect for families young and old. With aircraft of all sizes and all ages there is something for everyone. There is plenty to see and do at the airfield including Dad’s Army display.

The airshow is held to support the work of the Royal Air Forces Association which provides welfare and comradeship to all members of the Royal Air Force and Royal Air Force Regiment. Since the shows inception, the event has raised over £1.5million for RAFA.

The afternoon flying display features strong support from the armed forces as well as exciting aerobatic and emotive historic aircraft displays.

The event usually includes a famous “Scramble” scenario featuring historic Spitfires, Hurricanes and Messerchmitts in a thrilling set piece with pyrotechnics and re-enactors. On the ground there will be extensive static displays, arena displays, classic cars and trade stalls.

Join the fun this weekend by travelling to the Shoreham Airport at Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex.