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Hundreds get the blues at Carlisle United's first match of season

Hundreds of Carlisle United supporters wore free t-shirts at the first home match of the season. The club issued more than 3,500 blue t-shirts to fans after it announced that the new home kit wouldn't be available in time for the start of the season.

Production problems with the club's new supplier - Sondico Professional Ltd - meant that the new season's kit isn't available till the end of this week. Many of the fans wore the free blue T-shirts during the game against Luton at Brunton Park yesterday.

The new kit's design is based on the 1974/75 season when Carlisle played in the old division one.

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Vulcan bomber star of Cumbrian festival

The last cold war RAF Vulcan bomber in the world that's still flying is due to be the star of the show at Stobart Fest today.

The plane is expected to fly for a 10 minute display at 2.45pm at Carlisle Airport.

Last year's first-time appearance of Stobart Fest attracted around 16,000 people.

The festival is also a chance for fans of Eddie Stobart lorries to meet some of their favourite drivers. Several became household names after appearing on a behind-the-scenes show on Channel 5.

Wheelers celebrate five years of opportunities

A cycling club with a focus on riders with disabilities, is celebrating its fifth birthday by officially opening a new track.

Watchtree Wheelers was set up in 2009 and now has 3,000 members.

To continue to support its expansion, a purpose built training area, set in the Watchtree Nature Reserve near Wiggonby, Carlisle, has been built.

About 200 people took part in a mass ride to celebrate
About 200 people took part in a mass ride to celebrate Credit: ITV Border
The club boasts Little Wheelers and Junior Wheelers training in association with British Cycling
The club boasts Little Wheelers and Junior Wheelers training in association with British Cycling Credit: ITV Border
It's hoped the new facilities will improve sporting opportunities for everyone
It's hoped the new facilities will improve sporting opportunities for everyone Credit: ITV Border

Cycle group aims to a-track-ed more members

A Cumbrian cycle group that's trying to get people of all ages and disabilities into the sport celebrated the opening of its new track today, Wednesday 6 August.

The Watch Tree Wheelers have raised £132,000 to pay for the facility at Watchtree Nature Reserve near Carlisle.

The club hopes to get as many people involved as possible
The club hopes to get as many people involved as possible Credit: ITV Border

The group's aim is to get as many people with disabilities cycling and today's event includes a mass ride out by up to 200 cyclists.

The facilities are being officially opened by Paralympic silver medalist Karen Darke, who's paralysed from the waist down after a climbing accident.

Karen Darke will opened with new facilities
Karen Darke will opened with new facilities Credit: PA

The Watchtree Wheelers have 3,000 cyclists a year who come to cycle with the club and use it's facilities.

It's bikes are specially adapted for people with disabilities, one of the only clubs in Cumbria to do so.

Today's event includes a mass ride out by up to 200 cyclists.
200 cyclists are taking part to mark the opening of a new track Credit: ITV Border

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