Tour of Britain stage cancelled

THE second stage of cycling’s Tour of Britain, due to pass through the district this morning, has been cancelled.

Organisers took the decision to scrap the 137.5km run from Kendal to Blackpool on safety grounds, with winds up to 70mph forecast in the North West.

Riders such as Mark Cavendish, Geraint Thomas and Thor Hushovd had been due to pass through Kirkby Lonsdale, Wennington and Caton between 11am and noon today.