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Tour of Britain mascot visits Cumbria schools

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School children from across Cumbria have been receiving visits from the Tour of Britain mascot 'ToBI', in a bid to inspire them to take up sport.

The tour visits Cumbria for the second stage of the race on September 5th where it kicks off from Carlisle city centre:

They go all the way round so they see all the bits that were devastated by the floods and see how great things are now in Cumbria and they end up in Kendal and it's going to be a fantastic day.

– Cllr Ian Stewart, Cumbria County Council

Carlisle hammer thrower heading to Rio

Carlisle hammer thrower Nick Miller

Carlisle hammer thrower Nick Miller has been named in Great Britain's Rio Olympics team.

The 23-year-old, who won a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, suffered a back injury several weeks ago and feared his Olympic dream would be over.

But after fighting back and with recovery going well he has secured a place on the plane to Brazil.

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