Tour of Britain second stage gets under way in Carlisle

Tour of Britain riders at Crummock Water near Keswick
Image caption The route took riders along the edge of Crummock Water near Keswick

The second stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race is under way in Cumbria.

The single longest stage of the race, about 186km (115 miles), started in Carlisle and finished in Kendal.

Top names in the sport including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Nairo Quintana are taking part in the eight-stage race which began on Sunday.

Stage two saw competitors cycle through Keswick, Ambleside and Windermere, before finishing at Beast Banks in Kendal.

About 110,000 spectators cheered on cyclists in the 2012 Tour of Britain, which was said to have resulted in a £2.37m boost to Carlisle's local economy.

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