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International sport celebrated in west Cumbria

Representatives from a number of west Cumbrian organisations came together today to celebrate some key international sporting events happening this Autumn.

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Lake District celebrates Autumn of International Sport

Children from west Cumbria at the launch Credit: ITV News Border

Representatives from a number of west Cumbrian organisations came together today to celebrate some key international sporting events happening this Autumn.

Members of local junior rugby teams joined up with the Tour of Britain mascot to link together two of the most prestigious events to be held in the Western Lake District.

The Tour of Britain, which is the UK's biggest professional cycle race, will pass through Cumbria on 16th September.

114 riders from 19 teams will tackle the 116 mile route, the majority of which will be in the west lakes for the first time.

The Rugby League World Cup will also be visiting the county with two of Scotland’s fixtures being played at Derwent Park in Workington.

On the 29th October the stadium will see Scotland play Tonga and on the 3rd November it will play host to Scotland’s match against Italy.

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