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A huge television screen in Keswick’s Market Square will broadcast the Cumbrian stage of this year's Tour of Britain

The all-day event, which will see a range of great activities taking place in addition to the screen, has been organised by Keswick Tourism Association working closely with Keswick Bikes, Rather Be Cycling, Whinlatter Forest Visitor Centre and Allerdale Borough Council. Additional funding has also been provided by the Cumbrian Local Economic Partnership.

Stage Two of Britain's biggest professional cycle race passes through Keswick en route from Carlisle to Kendal in the Cumbria, the Lake District Stage.

The race is expected to pass through the centre of Keswick between 13:46 and 14:22 after 127 kilometres of racing, although activities will get underway in Keswick from 11:00. Having already completed the SKODA King of the Mountains Whinlatter climb they will then head out of town with riders tackling the day's penultimate climb of Chestnut Hill.

Vanessa Metcalfe, Tourism Manager for Keswick Tourism Association said: "Keswick is at the heart of the action for The Tour of Britain's Cumbria stage this year and the town has really embraced the event.  Many people have entered our “Decorate a Bike” competition and we are expecting a real party atmosphere.  Anyone thinking of coming to see the Cumbrian stage will be well placed to see the action by coming to Keswick where you'll be able to see your cycling heroes in the flesh, then settle down and watch the rest of the stage on our massive 25 metres square television screen!"

The 2013 event was a huge success and the organisers are confident that this year will be no different.  As well as the live footage, visitors will be able to watch the evening highlights and there will also be a family movie, showing at around 16:30, to keep the kids entertained.

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