Tour of Britain visits JCB
By Chris Sleight13 September 2012
September 13, 2012 saw Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain cycle race pass JCB's word headquarters in Staffordshire, UK. The 100-strong peloton included including 2012 Tour de France winner and Olympic time trail gold medallist Bradley Wiggins and 2011 Road Race World Champion Mark Cavendish. JCB's world HQ was almost at the half way point of the 147 kilometre ride today, with the third and final intermediate sprint taking place on the road outside the equipment manufacturer's Rocester factory.
A JCB spokesman said: "We were delighted to welcome the Tour of Britain cyclists to the JCB World HQ and as one of UK's biggest manufacturers it was only fitting that they got a big British welcome from machines which help put the country on the map."
Also greeting the cyclists were around 200 flag waving JCB employees and children from Ryecroft Middle School in Rocester.