Tour of Britain Cycling Race

We were so excited when we heard the Tour of Britain Stage 7 was passing through Bourton on the Water.  Local organisations from around the village had worked hard to ensure that the event passed to create a fun packed few hours for all our visitors for the event.

There was a bunting display throughout the village across the river, from the village centre bridges etc.  A local knitting group knitted woollen green jerseys which was hung on bunting either side of the Sprint Finish point and on the Victoria Hall railings - these jerseys will be recycled and used to dress teddies to be sold for charity, in line with the "green" theme.

One other interesting event was the Great British Bike Build ride from Stow on the Wold.  Riders dressed up in vintage clothing and rode vintage bikes into Bourton on the Water.  They also had stall over drinks and cakes as well as displaying the bikes to view by passing visitors.

And then, the main event, withing minutes it was all over as police cars, bikes and racing marshals split the crowds for on coming cyclists.  It was a great experience and you really have to appreciate that these guys have constantly rode since Hemel Hempstead!

For the complete collection of images of the events please visit our Cotswold Image Library


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Tony Inwood