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University Cycling Club ride with Tour of Britain winner

Cycling Club members with Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (centre, in blue)

Cycling Club members with Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (centre, in blue)

29 November 2012

Members of the University of Bristol Cycling Club's (UoBCC) Performance Squad went for an impromptu ride with Tour of Britain winner and newly signed Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke this week.

Members of the University of Bristol Cycling Club's (UoBCC) Performance Squad went for an impromptu ride with Tour of Britain winner and newly signed Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke this week.

Tiernan-Locke, who is based in Bristol, was contacted via Twitter and agreed to ride with the Club, taking time out of his intensive training schedule. Ten UoBCC riders met up with him at Clifton Suspension Bridge and took a route down to Chew Valley Lakes via the Airport, with Tiernan-Locke riding in the midst of the bunch and chatting about his training regime, racing experiences and even clubbing in Bristol.

Tiernan-Locke described the Bristol riders as ‘much fitter than expected’, which one participant described as ‘a massive ego boost for all present’.