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Tour of Britain bike ride thrills Dacorum spectators

The world’s leading stars of cycling descended on our area over the weekend to wow spectators.

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Berkhamsted Elite Tennis AcademysJoel Pierleoni, right, with coach Tyrell Diaz Steven, and doubles partner Jack Pinnington Jones with their trophies after winning the European Championships title in the Czech Republic

Opportunity to give tennis a try at club’s open day this weekend

The Berkhamsted Elite Tennis Academy and Berkhamsted Lawn Tennis and Squash Rackets Club are holding an open day later this month to give people a chance to try tennis and squash.

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A hockey battle for the ages as experienced side gets ready to take on younger upstarts

A team with a combined age adding up to some 700 years is getting ready to take on a side with fewer than 200 years under their belts for club bragging rights this weekend.

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Ralph presents medals to youngsters Thomas Ashton, left, and Harry Miller

Chris and Tong prove mettle to earn President’s Day honours

Little Hay Golf Club’s last big competition of 2017 – the annual President’s Day – took place on Saturday.

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Crowds gathering in Hemel Hempstead town centre on Saturday morning to watch the start of stage seven of the Tour of Britain. (Pictures kindly supplied by Kate Westwick)

Thousands turn out to watch the Tour of Britain staged in Hemel

The penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race rolled into Hemel Hempstead on Saturday morning.

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Hemel Storms 7ft centre Lee Greenan in action against the USA Select side on Saturday (picture by Lin Titmuss).

Storm win thriller over talented US touring team

New-look Hemel Storm rounded off their pre-season with an impressive three-point victory over a good Team USA-Select touring side on Saturday night.

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On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

Today, Wednesday September 13, is Cycle to Work Day, which encourages adults across the UK to get on their bike and give cycle commuting a go for one day.

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Hardy runners complete tough Ridgeway Challenge

Hardy runners complete tough Ridgeway Challenge

The annual Ridgeway Challenge was held over the Bank Holiday weekend and Tring Running Club had a hardy seven runners take part.

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Gade Valley Harriers 10km team at Bovingdon on Sunday.

Harriers hit half-marathon trial again while David completes 36th marathon

There was another big half-marathon turnout for Gade Valley Harriers this weekend as seven runners headed to compete in the Bedford event on Saturday.

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Cycling legend Mark Cavendish is due to arrive in Hemel this Saturday.

Hemel is gearing up to welcome Cavendish & Co

Hemel Hempstead is set to play host to some of the best cyclists in the world when it welcomes the Tour of Britain’s stars this weekend.

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Hemel Storm's summer signings Michael Darlow, Nick Allin and Jack Burnell

Storm getting ready to open their 2017/18 league season

Hemel Storm will be having a final tune-up friendly this Saturday against a USA Select side before the 2017/18 season proper gets under way the following weekend, September 16, at Leicester Warriors in the National Trophy.

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Battle for the ages as seasoned players get ready for young pups

To say Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club has an eclectic mix of players is a bit of an understatement.

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National Road to Wimbledon doubles winners Joel Pierleoni (left) and Harry Lazell with Tim Henman, centre

Joel’s at it again after securing glory in national Road to Wimbledon doubles

Berkhamsted’s rising tennis star Joel Pierleoni struggled to contain his delight after going one better than Andy Murray by lifting a trophy on the famous grass courts of Wimbledon this year.

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Hemels Loren Christie, back row, third from left, with her Great Britain teammates

Loren selected to captain country in U16s’ first ever Euro tournament

Hemel Hempstead teenager Loren Christie has been selected as the Great Britain captain for the under-16s side which has been competing in the European Championships in Skopje, Macedonia, this month.

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Sam Deering, right, is presented with the Championship Trophy by club captain Trevor Sargent

Sam is new club champ while Nick wins salver

Little Hay GC held their annual Club Championship, including the Tony Hodson Salver, over the weekend.

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Esme, front row, far left, with her Team GB colleagues

Esme is top of the world after winning at World Junior Champs

Dacorum & Tring Athletics Club’s Esme O’Connell has tasted Team GB success after winning a gold medal and the title of World Junior long jump champion.

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Mike Foskett receiving his silver medal in Budapest

Masters do their club and country proud in Budapest

Hemel Hempstead Swimming Club members carried the flag for Great Britain at the World Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary, last week.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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Harriers tackle half-marathons while Sian takes on gruelling 70.1-mile feat

Harriers tackle half-marathons while Sian takes on gruelling 70.1-mile feat

It was a popular weekend for the half-marathon distance with Gade Valley Harriers runners taking on a pair of different events.

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First-placed team at the 40th anniversary event at Little Hay GC, from left, Paul Williams, Dave Smith, Steve Sibbit and Des Barry with club captain Trevor Sargent

Little Hay celebrate their milestone 40th birthday

Little Hay Golf Club’s 40th anniversary celebrations took place on Saturday with the main golfing event – the anniversary trophy – won by Chris Marsden with an impressive 41 stableford points.

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