The Tour of Britain returns to Suffolk and Norfolk again this year, and thanks to the fantastic crowds and the support the event has received in the counties over the past two years, the route has been chosen as the race’s Grand Depart.
Taking place on Sunday 9th September, the UK’s biggest professional cycle race will start on the waterfront in Ipswich (at approx 10am) before heading on through Kesgrave, Woodbridge (Shire Hall/Market Hill 10.20am-10.36am), Snape, Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Leiston, Reydon and Lowestoft before crossing into Norfolk near Great Yarmouth to head for the finish at the Norfolk Showground. Local brewer Adnams returns this year to sponsor the event.
Ahead of the big day The Tour’s Roadshow visits Woodbridge’s Elmhurst Park on Thursday 6th September and Woodbridge & District Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) will be on hand to offer cycle crime reduction advice and free bike coding.
The SNT are currently working to increase cycle safety awareness, a priority that has become even more relevant in the wake of Britain’s Olympic cycling success and an increase in interest in the sport.
The Tour of Britain is the next big cycle event to come to the county and ahead of its arrival the Tour Roadshow will be at Elmhurst Park in Woodbridge between 11am and 7pm next Thursday.
A number of things will available from a variety of organisations during the day, including free bike checks and minor repairs and Tour of Britain prizes and giveaways, and the SNT will offer road safety information, security advice and cycle coding.
On Friday 7th September the Roadshow moves on to Ipswich Waterfront, next to UCS. Here there will be free bike checks and minor repairs, the Smoothie Bike, Watt Bikes, plus seurity etching, rollerdome and Tour of Britain promotional giveaways.