Yellow Jersey Loop


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The Yellow Jersey Loop is a new cycle route from the Strickland Arms which basically follows the Ullswater Braid along Cycle route 71 into Penrith, where if joins the C2C. It then follows the C2C NCN Route 7 westwards via Newton Reigny and Greystoke. At Penruddock the route then follows the Ullswater Braid of C2C again, heading easwards to Great Strickland via Hutton, Brackenrigg, Pooley Bridge and Askham.

The loop is based on the Ullswater Braid and was created to commemorate Sir Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky Pro’s visit to the Strickland Arms in September 2012, after Stage Three of the Tour of Britain. Sir Bradley presented landlords Anton and Penny Flaherty with one of his official Maillot Jaune cycle tops, signed by himself, and thanking The Strickland Arms for their support during the great cycling summer of 2012.

The unscheduled stop-off at the Strickland Arms was on the evening of Tuesday 11th September after the Jedburgh to Carlisle étape of the Tour of Britain, which was won by Mark Cavendish. They then cycled from Carlisle to Blackpool.

Anton & Penny have converted part of the pub’s games room at to commemorate his visit. The Maillot Jaune is centrepiece, along with other memorabilia of Team Sky’s visit.

The games room has been named ‘Wiggo’s Barn’.

Anton & Penny Flaherty
The Strickland Arms, Great Strickland, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3DF
Tel. 01931 712238
www.thestricklandarms.co.uk