Fylde coast cycling scene: Riding high with Tyson Fury
Some of our local cyclists recently had a chance for a great photo opportunity while out on a training ride.
The group had set out from Poulton, taking in the popular challenge of Jubilee Tower – a 2.9K climb from the village of Quernmore, with gradients of up to 16 per cent.
Running up beside them was a training camp comprising world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and a former champ in Joseph Parker, together with several up and coming boxers.
At the top of the climb they were met by Fury’s father John, who had driven to the top in the support van.
Last weekend, there was great representation at the Epic Firefighters two-up duathlon in conjunction with Manchester Fire and Rescue.
The event started with a four-mile trail run, followed by a hilly 25-mile cycle ride.
Participants choose a race partner and stick together, completing the course as quickly as they can.
The Cybele club from Poulton had 13 pairs of riders taking part, alongside other local runners and cyclists, many competing for the first time.
For some, it was part of the preparation for the upcoming triathlon events.
These events are so rewarding when you complete all three disciplines of swimming, cycling and running.
The distances can vary from a sprint triathlon up to the full ironman distance, so they cater for all abilities.
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