1. ITV Report

Tour of Britain underway in Cumbria

Competitors in Carlisle before the start of Stage Four Photo: ITV Border

Stage Four of the Tour of Britain began in Carlisle city centre this morning. Yesterday's Stage Three winner Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins joined over 100 competitors over the start line in Carlisle before heading south towards Penrith.

Fans who had turned out to see the cycling stars in Carlisle enjoyed the experience.

People lined the streets of Penrith to cheer on cyclists Credit: ITV Border

Crowds gathered in Penrith to cheer on the cyclists as they passed through the town.

After Penrith, the cyclists faced their first tough challenge of the day as they made their way up Shap summit.

Crowds gathered on the roadside at Shap summit Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of people waited at the top of Shap summit to wave on the Tour, as riders prepared for a fast descent into Kendal.