A successful Tour will have positive knock-on effects on a London start for the 2007 Tour de France as well as boosting the chances of London staging the Olympics in 2012.
And there are many regional benefits too. A good Tour of Britain would sell the UK to the UCI, helping to bring more of the UCI's Pro Tour events to these shores.
The PDF posters below are A3 in size but can be scaled to A4 if you haven't got an A3 printer. A poster for the Newport stage will be uploaded to BikeBiz.com by the end of the week. It has been sent out for translation into Welsh.
BikeBiz.com has supplied the Tour of Britain organisers with a database of UK IBDs. Every bike shop close to the route will be supplied with a printed poster and leaflets but start the ball rolling now by printing the PDFs...
Get your customers to print 'em out too. Chip shops, libraries, work and club noticeboards would all look good graced with these posters.
And there's an incentive: the person who either distributes the most posters (proof will be needed, natch) or places one in the most unusual (legal) position will win two passes to the Breakfast Club VIP area of the stage of their choice. Email proof to email@example.com
EAST MIDLANDS POSTER