Cycling Sidmouth siblings’ with Tour of Britain treat
PUBLISHED: 18:11 20 September 2012
TEENAGE Sidmouth siblings who cycled the length of the UK for charity were rewarded with VIP treatment when the Tour of Britain passed through Devon on Saturday, writes Stefan Gordon.
Sam and Ollie Turner rubbed shoulders with top professionals – like icon Mark Cavendish and eventual winner Jonathan Tiernan-Locke – after their inspiring efforts touched the hearts of race organisers.
The Brothers on Bikes, who pedalled 900 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 11 days last month, won a cycling story competition staged by Devon County Council.
Their real-life tale of how they took on the mammoth challenge in memory of their late uncle - and for a friend suffering from cancer – scored them an all-access invite.
They also enjoyed a ride in a tour car on stage seven of the tour from Barnstaple to Dartmouth.
Sam and Ollie want to raise £26,000 to be shared between Sidmouth Hospiscare, Cancer Research UK and Hospiscare Devon.