Dan Mottishaw, of Sherwood Pines Cycles, and the Advertiser’s sales and marketing director, Rachel Wilson. 270717TV3-4
Dan Mottishaw, of Sherwood Pines Cycles, and the Advertiser’s sales and marketing director, Rachel Wilson. 270717TV3-4

A family set of bicycles worth more than £1,500 is being given away in a competition to mark the Tour of Britain visiting Newark next month.

The Advertiser has teamed up with Sherwood Pines Cycles to offer the fantastic  prize.

One lucky reader will win four cycles — two unisex adult cycles and two child cycles — to help them enjoy the great outdoors on two wheels.

Starting next week, readers simply have to collect one token a week for three weeks to enter.

Full details of how to take part, and of the prize cycles, will be available in next week’s Advertiser.

The competition closes on August 31.

Mr Dan Mottishaw, of Sherwood Pines Cycles, said the Tour of Britain was an event that everyone could enjoy.

“It is a fantastic spectacle, whether you cycle or not, and to have it coming right through here is great,” he said.

The Sherwood Pines Cycles service, hire and repair centre, based at Sherwood Pines Forest Park, near Edwinstowe, has a large fleet of cycles for adults and children to hire or buy, and cycling trails for all ages and abilities.

Stage finish in Newark

The centre will be hosting Tour of Britain support vehicles on Wednesday, August 23, when enthusiasts will be able enter a competition to ride in a support vehicle on the Nottinghamshire stage.  

The Tour of Britain is Britain’s only international cycling stage race, which takes place annually across eight days in September.

Nottinghamshire will host an entire stage, with the event visiting Newark for the first time.

On Wednesday, September 6, 120 of the world’s top cyclists will race a 175-km stage from Mansfield to Newark, taking in Southwell, Sherwood Forest, Clumber Park, Retford and Worksop.

The race enters Newark from Coddington, passing down Beacon Hill.

The cyclists turn left at the end of Queen’s Road passing Newark Castle and Newark Bus Station on Lombard Street, before heading to Victoria Street for the finish outside Sconce and Devon Park.

Advertiser Media Group managing director Steve Wilson said: “I am delighted such a great event is coming to our area.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for us to show off the fantastic place we are fortunate to live in and, thanks to Sherwood Pines Cycles, one lucky family can literally get ‘on their bikes’ and enjoy it.”