Commentators Hugh Porter and David Duffield are the Tour of Britain's official on-site commentators, teamed up for the first time since the Kelloggs Tour back in the early 1990s. But they are not the only performers: kids can take part in Go Ride events and Moore Large is at the finish areas with Sting Ray demos. PLUS: sadly, the first day of racing could have been the last, many of the pros wanted to quit thanks to poor marshalling and lacklustre policing

Tour of Britain: the entertainment

For The Guardian’s take on the safety fears, see:

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/…/0,10482,1295266,00.html

And for a STW eyewitness, see:

http://www.singletrackworld.com/…/read.php?f=2&i=1289973&t=1289973

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