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September 8, 2016
Within the Tour of Britain there are four leaders' jerseys, each presented following every stage to the rider leading that competition's classification, headed of course by the famous yellow jersey, synonymous with the race leader in cycling around the world.
However there is a 5th Jersey when it comes to the Cumbrian Stage.
School Children across Cumbria got to design the winning jersey along with the starting flag that officially set off the Cumbrian stage in a competition run by Active Cumbria.
One of the winners Katie McNee, aged 9 who attends Rockcliffe School near Carlisle, got VIP access to the Tour and saw her design turned into the actual shirt and got to stand on the podium to present the shirt to Belgian winner Julien Vermote, the winner of Stage Two at the stage finale at Kendal.
Pictured below, Katie with Geoff Cook, Chairman of Cumbria County Council
Meanwhile in Carlisle, Chloe, aged 7 from Crosscrake School in Stainton Near Kendal also got VIP access to the Tour as the winner of our flag competition. Chloe got to start the race with the Mayor of Carlisle, Colin Stothard. Chloes design was turned into the official starting flag of the Tour.
Pictured below, Chloe with her design at the start line and Colin Stothard, Mayor of Carlisle with Chloes flag.
Photography Credit: Steven Barber, Debbie Noble & CN Newspapers