Yet again we had a top professional cyclist grace our roller rigs, Jonathan Tiernan-Locke was our guest at the Plymouth Skyride, Jonathan was born in Plymouth and his first club was the Mid Devon Cycling Club so he learnt his trade on the country roads around the South West.
In 2012 after winning the Tour of the Med early season he followed it up with overall wins in the Tour du Haut Var and Tour of Britain then followed that up with a team leader’s role in the World Championship Road Race in Limburg, having an outstanding ride along with his team mate at Sky and Rollapaluza friend Ian Stannard.
While his Sky Pro-Cycling team mates are battling away in the Giro d’Italia Jonathan is preparing for his next race in Germany, Bayern-Rundfahrt, but he took time out of his busy schedule to visit the Skyride and us.
It was a pretty miserable day but didn’t dampen the spirits of the people of Plymouth who turned out in force, we experienced a very busy day with over 120 participants, including Jonathan who went up against a previous winner of our London League Conor Bunn. It’s great for us and the public to see the professionals on our rigs. at the moment Ian Stannard leads the Team Sky Pro-Cycling roller race league with a time of 24.01 (we won’t mention JLT’s time)