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Prize on offer from points jersey sponsor for fastest rider over 250 metres on stationary bike at end of each stage

Have you ever fancied yourself as a jersey winner at the Tour of Britain? Well, you may not have been in the peloton at the start of the pro event as it got underway on Anglesey today - but thanks to points competition sponsor Chain Reaction Cycles, you can race for one during each stage of the eight-day race.

The Chain Reaction Wattbike Challenge will be located in the expo zone at the end of each stage, and will be looking for the rider who sets the fastest time over 250 metres on the stationary bike each day, the winner receiving a jersey.

The expo area will also feature bikes from Northern-Ireland-based Vitus, including the Vitesse Evo road bike ridden by the An Post-Chain Reaction team in the race.

To encourage fans to get into the spirit of the race, the online retailer will also be giving away cowbells and clappers at the finish as well as running competitions through local press.

Lok out for some exclusive behind-the-scenes blogs from Chain Reaction here on road.cc throughout the week-long race.

And don’t forget, if you’ve entered our Fantasy Cycling competition for the national tour, you can win a Vitus Zenium Disc road bike supplied by Chain Reaction.

Full details of the race including spectator information can be found on the Tour of Britain website.

Aviva Tour of Britain 2015

Stage 1  Sun 6 Sep    Beaumaris, Anglesey to Wrexham, 177.7km
Stage 2  Mon 7 Sep    Clitheroe to Colne, 159.3km
Stage 3  Tue 8 Sep    Cockermouth to Floors Castle, Kelso, 216km
Stage 4  Wed 9 Sep    Edinburgh to Blyth, 217.4km
Stage 5  Thu 10 Sep   Prudhoe to Hartside, 166.2km
Stage 6  Fri 11 Sep   Stoke-on-Trent to Nottingham, 192.8km
Stage 7  Sat 12 Sep   Fakenham to Ipswich, 227.4km
Stage 8  Sun 13 Sep   London stage presented by TfL, 86.8km

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.