Wiggo-mania hit the Hogs Back as thousands turned out to see the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain – with Sir Bradley Wiggins wearing the golden jersey. Television pictures of the race from helicopters showed the beautiful chalk ridge – as the race passed along the northern (and Guildford-bound) carriageway of the A31.
Save the Hogs Back campaigners were out in force in Compton and at the Guildford High Street finish line for the stage. Mark Cavendish swept through on the cobbles to win the stage – which followed his win in Guildford last year. Sir Bradley finished safely in the pack behind – retaining his golden jersey and remaining favourite to win the tour in London on Sunday.
Attractive as London is, it’ll be interesting to contrast the aerial shots of the city (for the last leg of the tour) with those of the Hogs Back.