Tour of Britain

Tour Of Britain

The Tour of Britain sped its way through Wychavon on Wednesday 10 September. Stage 4 - a 182km stretch - started in Worcester city centre and went through Upton-upon-Severn, Defford, Pershore, Evesham (sprint), Broadway and Snowshill (the King of the Mountains section), before heading off to Bristol.

Pershore Broad Street and High Street was bursting with people waiting to see the tour fly through. In Chapham Court you could partake in the making of a 'wicker cyclist' as well as having a free health mot. Also there was a street entertainer who helped keep the children and adults buzzing with excitement and Prunella Plum walked the streets welcoming all to the town of Pershore.

Pershore High School brought their pupils out onto Station Road to wave flags and banners. They also held a competition for a jersey and helmet design and the winners were Claire Howson and Maisie Molineaux who were awarded prizes at the start in Worcester.

Evesham was very busy as a sprint took place through the High Street. Here the activities on offer was consultation, a smoothie bike, face painting and health checks. Honeybourne Bicycle Users Group (H-BUG) were also there running a pre-school slalom in the Market Square as well as a tandem event for the visually impaired. There was also a short ride for school children on the High Street which saw them pass under the sprint finish arch.

In Broadway, the tower was draped in a large yellow jersey. The High Street was closed from 10am - 11am, before the Tour passed through for a bike race. The streets were lined with many people including visitors from all over the world. Free activities on offer here by Wychavon District Council were face painting and health mot's, plus street entertainers.

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To find out more about the tour please visit: www.thetour.co.uk and for more information about the events across Wychavon please contact Tracy Grubb on 01386 565168 or tracy.grubb@wychavon.gov.uk

For the full programme booklet for Worcestershire click here.

Tour Of Britain Competition

The competition has now ended and the winner was...............Henrietta Wood aged 9

 

Henritta's design concept was printed onto banners and flags which spectators waved along the tour route through Pershore, Evesham and Broadway