The great summer of sport has a grand finale for the Westcountry as Devon plays host to the penultimate stage of the 2012 Tour of Britain.
The Tour of Britain should return next year despite Devon County Council's contract with organisers ending after this years event
A cycle path has opened linking Exeter International Airport with the A30. It will make the journey much safer for staff who walk or cycle.
The parents of Jonathan Tiernan-Locke say they're astonished and proud of his Tour of Britain success. The 27-year-old from Plymouth became the first home rider to win the event in 19 years. Parents Chris and Marysia Tiernan-Lock spoke to our reporter Richard Lawrence at their Devon home.
Four-time Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins will cycle through Devon next month as part of the Tour of Britain.
Wiggins, who won the Tour de France and a gold medal at the 2012 Games, will ride from Barnstaple to Dartmouth on Sept 15th for the penultimate stage of the race.
The Tour of Britain cycle race should return to the West Country again next year. That's despite Devon County Council's contract with the organisers ending after this September's race.
It costs taxpayers a hundred and seventy five thousand pounds but the council says the event brings in three and a half million pounds for the county.
Devon County Councillor Stuart Hughes says he's hopeful the Tour will return in 2013:
Devon County Council is in advanced talks with the organisers of the Tour of Britain to hold another stage of the event next year. The council's four year contract with Sweetspot ends after the Devon stage on September 15.
But ITV West Country News understands that an agreement is expected soon to bring the country's premier cycle race back to the county next year.
It costs taxpayers a hundred and seventy five thousand pounds to hold the day's racing but research shows that the economic return for local businesses is more than £3.5m.
More details will be released this morning about the full route of the local stage in this year's Tour of Britain. Some of the world's best cyclists will race from Barnstaple to Dartmouth on the penultimate stage of the Tour in September.
John Andrews reports on the new cycle track that's opened to by-pass a notoriously narrow stretch of access road on the way to Exeter Airport. It's already being used by airport employees and it's hoped it could lead to travellers arriving by bike at the terminal.
350 of the world's fastest downhill riders are descending on Exmoor for two days of racing. The event at Combe Sydenham is expected to attract hundreds of spectators. Jeff Welch reports on an exciting weekend of mountain biking ahead.