Top cyclists scheduled for Canary Wharf return

By Simon Hayes on April 14, 2011 5:10 PM |

cyclerace142.jpgSome of the top cyclists in the country will be showing off their skills when the Halfords Tour Series makes a return to Canary Wharf in June.

The finale of the eight race series will roll into Canada Square on June 16, when nine teams will battle it out to claim the overall title.

ff-may27-cycletower.jpgThe Halfords Tour Series features some of the top domestic talent in the sport. As well as up-and-coming hopefuls, last year's event featured Olympic champion Ed Clancy and former Tour de France rider Malcolm Elliott.

Last year's Wharf race, which was won by Tony Gibb, drew enthusiastic crowds to watch, despite some inclement weather, with plenty of spills and thrills for them to enjoy.

The return of the event means some roads in the area will be closed off in the area, with the main action taking place in the evening.

This year's Halford's Tour Series has been reduced to eight races, after late withdrawals of host towns Kettering and Chester.


Harriet said:

As a worker in Canary Wharf, I would like to comment that the Halford Tour Series have created many inconveniences and risks for pedestrians. The entire race track is blocking the entrance of the building where I work. There is a gap where pedestrians are allowed to use however the racing cyclists come in full speed, it is very dangerous and I was nearly ran over. The organisers need to rethink the venue for this racing event for our health and safety issues. Why one would consider Canary Wharf a good place for this race at the first place is beyond me. It is crowded most of the time even after 5 p.m. People who work in the bank do not have a 9-5 working hours. The least we want is for our way home to be blocked.