WEDNESDAY'S BRITISH NEWS ROUND-UP
HOY ON SONG
Despite not riding at the recent Manchester World Cup, triple Olympic gold medallist Chris Hoy showed he is still enjoying some post-Beijing form at the Milan Six Day.
Hoy won the Sprinters’ Cup yesterday, beating Roberto Chiappa, Arnaud Tournant and Teun Mulder.
The Milan Six Day runs until Sunday.
Cycling club, Team Midland, is organising a 24-hour trackathon to raise money for Children in Need.
The riders, ranging from 13-year old to 50+ (including some of Britain’s medal-winning Paralympians from Beijing), will take to the track to try and make a difference for one child in particular.
The BBC is expected to be filming some of the action for its Children in Need programme.
More details can be found at www.tmracing.org.uk
BRITS IN NEW ZEALAND
Britons Andrew Eagles (Hudson Gavin Martin) and Mark Matthews (South West Helicopters) are in action in New Zealand at The Tour of Southland.
Eagles and Matthews are currently lying 65th and 79th overall, 8:57 and 12:54 respectively behind current race-leader Hayden Roulston.
The race concludes on Saturday.
SOUTHAMPTON ONE STEP CLOSER
Southampton came one step closer to closer to a comprehensive cycling and walking network with a £1m scheme unveiled yesterday, with Sustrans and Southampton City Council signing a partnership detailing the development of the scheme over the coming months.
Over the next five years, work throughout the city will link the riverside route to the city centre, creating a traffic-free link enabling thousands of people to walk or cycle to school, to work or the city centre.
The scheme has been made possible thanks to the enormous public support for the Sustrans Connect 2 scheme, which won the The People’s Millions Lottery contest last December, entitling the charity to a massive £50m grant.
Lottery money and locally-sourced funding will help to transform transport facilities in 79 communities throughout the UK over the next five years, with nearly £30m a year to be invested in walking and cycling schemes across the country.
WORLD CUP ON IPLAYER
If you missed any of the action from the Manchester World Cup, the BBC is showing highlights on its iplayer service.