Cycling fans urged to show support for British championships

Cycling fans are being urged to decorate their streets, wear red and gold and display the Manx flag when the British National Road Cycling Championships are held here next week.

The Department of Economic Development and British Cycling are calling for local communities to show their support for the event.

The time trial takes place next Thursday in St John's, before the road races take place on the TT Course and Abbeylands Circuit next Sunday.

Members of the public will also be able to cheer the cyclists on from the roadside, while a Race Village will be open to the public at the TT Grandstand.

Manx cyclists Mark Cavendish, Peter Kennaugh and Anna Christian are among those taking part.