By Audlem Webteam - 23rd July 2012 7:01am
Yesterday was, as most sports enthusiasts will agree, the greatest day ever in the history of British cycling:
- Bradley Wiggins — the first ever British winner in the 109-year history of the Tour de France
- Chris Froome — runner-up overall in the race creating a 1st and 2nd double success for British cyclists
- Mark Cavendish wins the final stage on the Champs Elysées with a magnificent sprint after being led into position by race leader Bradley Wiggins with thousands of British fans there to enjoy the moment
- Seven stages of the greatest cycling event in the world won by British riders, including all three final stages.
Is cycling about to receive its biggest boost ever after what has already been amazing growth in recent years?
Audlem's popularity with cyclists is well-known as anyone familar with the Old Priest House will know.
The numbers of cyclists passing through the village are enormous in events such as the Cheshire Cat Sportif each March
Audlem Cycling Club's July Road Race Series is running at present with another race tomorrow evening, just one more reason local campaigners are fighting for better road surfaces locally, suitable for all cyclists.
And how many villages the size of Audlem have a top-quality specialist cycling shop?
Fingers will now be crossed hoping that the national success continues over the next few weeks at the Olympics as Britain's magnificent cyclists go for Gold!
If so, it might be a case of "form a queue" at the cycle shop in Audlem!
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