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Tour of Britain Thomas Mein

Local man, Thomas Mein, is competing in the Tour of Britain as a pro-rider with the Canyon dhb SunGod team.

Nicknamed the Dunston Rocket, Thomas, 22 from Dunston, started out 10 years ago with the Derwentside Cycling Club and the club has been thrilled and bursting with pride to see him compete in the country's top professional race.

Despite a heavy fall during an earlier stage, he remains on track to power through to the end of the nationwide 8-stage race, a total of over 1,310.9km, finishing in Aberdeen on Sunday.

Councillor Angela Douglas, Gateshead's Cabinet member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said:

"We are thrilled to welcome the AJ Bell Tour of Britain on Friday. Gateshead's iconic Angel of the North and our beautiful countryside will once again provide the riders and spectators with a spectacular backdrop to this stage of the race. It's great to have one of own as part of the race and we can't wait to see all our residents and schoolchildren lining the streets to show their support. We also hope that it will encourage future generations to consider sustainability and enjoy cycling."

The Tour of Britain arrives in Gateshead on Friday 10 September, with the finale of Stage 6 taking place alongside the world-famous Angel of the North.

Find out more on the Tour of Britain

Tour of Britain Thomas Mein
09 September 2021

Local man, Thomas Mein, is competing in the Tour of Britain as a pro-rider with the Canyon dhb SunGod team.

Nicknamed the Dunston Rocket, Thomas, 22 from Dunston, started out 10 years ago with the Derwentside Cycling Club and the club has been thrilled and bursting with pride to see him compete in the country's top professional race.

Despite a heavy fall during an earlier stage, he remains on track to power through to the end of the nationwide 8-stage race, a total of over 1,310.9km, finishing in Aberdeen on Sunday.

Councillor Angela Douglas, Gateshead's Cabinet member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, said:

"We are thrilled to welcome the AJ Bell Tour of Britain on Friday. Gateshead's iconic Angel of the North and our beautiful countryside will once again provide the riders and spectators with a spectacular backdrop to this stage of the race. It's great to have one of own as part of the race and we can't wait to see all our residents and schoolchildren lining the streets to show their support. We also hope that it will encourage future generations to consider sustainability and enjoy cycling."

The Tour of Britain arrives in Gateshead on Friday 10 September, with the finale of Stage 6 taking place alongside the world-famous Angel of the North.

Find out more on the Tour of Britain

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