Leicestershire sisters Lucy and Grace Garner will find themselves in mountainous territory on July 17when they tackle one of the most prestigious races on the women's cycling calendar. The Wiggle High5 professionals will compete at the fifth edition of La Course , an event based on stage 10 of this year's Tour de France which takes place on the same day. The race starts in the Alps by Lake Annecy, finishing in Le Grand Bornand. The women's peloton will cover 118 kilometres which include the first category climbs of the Col de Romme and Col de la Colombière before a 15km descent into Le Grand Bornand. It is hardly a race suited to their sprinting styles but both are also looked upon as key workers in the Wiggle set up and will do what they can to assist their team-mates who are more comfortable when the roads begin to rise. It is Lucy's fourth appearance at the race - which has twice been staged in Paris - and she has been preparing in Mallorca with one eye on the BeNe Ladies … [Read more...] about Lucy and Grace step up preparations for La Course
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ENGLAND'S win over Panama secured a place in the knockout rounds - but it could come down to pure luck for top spot. With Belgium level on points, goal difference and goals scored in Group G, they may have to draw lots to decide who will go through as winners. What has to happen for teams to draw lots? This rule has been heavily discussed during the World Cup as Spain, Portugal and Iran could also fall into the same position in Group B. For England, they are currently level on six points with Belgium going into the last match as well as having the same goal difference. When these cannot permutations separate sides, it goes down to goals scored before points gained and goal difference between the teams that are tied. Should they also fail to produce an outright winner, disciplinary records are called into question, before lots are drawn by the FIFA Organising Committee to eventually decide who finishes higher. England currently have two yellow cards while Belgium have three, meaning … [Read more...] about What is a drawing of lots, could it be needed to separate England and Belgium and has the system been used at a World Cup before?
0 Post a comment Friday, 20 April 2018 - Community News EIGHTEEN-year-old Kerry Edwards, from Haslemere, has been given the opportunity of a lifetime, representing the UK at the European Scouting event, Roverway 2018, in the Netherlands. The gathering of Scouts and Guides aged 16 to 22 from across Europe is due to be held there between July 21 and August 2.Kerry said: “I can’t wait to go to the Roverway event and am excited to take on new challenges and improve my leadership skills. “This will be my first international trip away with the Scouts so I’m looking forward to going away with my friends, meeting lots of new people from across the world and experiences different cultures.”The UK Scout contingent to Roverway 2018 will be made up of more than 300 participants, who will join more than 3,000 other young people from almost all European nations, as well as some from other continents, to embark on nine days of adventure, fun and learning skills … [Read more...] about Kerry heading for Holland and Scout Roverway
East Lindsey District Council and leading Dutch travel organisation, House of Britain, will partner on a campaign in an effort to attract more tourists from Holland and Belgium. House of Britain specialises in arranging travel packages for Great Britain and Ireland, and - as part of the campaign - House of Britain has produced a range of itineraries and trips for the Lincolnshire Wolds and Coast.The trips will be marketed to Dutch and Belgian holidaymakers through features on the House of Britain website, dedicated e-newsletters, and promotion via social media.East Lindsey District Council is also working in collaboration with the Lincolnshire Coastal Destination Bid on the project.The campaign came about after representatives from East Lindsey District Council attended the Vakantiebeurs event in Utrecht.Vakantiebeurs is the biggest holiday fair in Holland which allows exhibitors to promote their destination directly to holiday makers and East Lindsey District Council have attended the … [Read more...] about ELDC’s bid to attract tourists from Holland and Belgium
ENGLAND have confirmed two friendlies against fellow World Cup qualifiers ahead of this summer's showpiece.The Three Lions will host African nation Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, June 2 at 5.51pm.Gareth Southgate and his squad will then head up north to face Central American nation Costa Rica at Leeds United's Elland Road ground on Thursday, June 7 at 8pm.Both matches will provide some stern competition for England as the manager finalises his preparations ahead of the tournament in Russia.And it is positive news for football fans in the north, who often complain about the long and arduous trek to the capital to cheer on their heroes.Additionally to the Wembley send-off, Yorkshire will now be given the opportunity to watch the country's national side in action on home turf for the first time since 2002.The decision by FA chiefs to take the side on the road follows the fabulous backing and reception England received in Manchester and Sunderland in the build-up to Euro 2016.The … [Read more...] about England World Cup news: Three Lions confirm matches against Nigeria and a trip to Leeds to face Costa Rica in June