Tour Series returns to Colchester this May

Essex County Standard: Tour Series returns to Colchester this May Tour Series returns to Colchester this May

A TOP cycle race is to return to Colchester town centre for the fourth time.

Ten top professional cycling teams will race around the town's streets on Thursday, May 30.

The women's race will take place at 5.30pm, followed by the men's race at 7pm.

It will be the fourth time the televised race has come to Colchester, and the fifth year in a row the town has hosted a major cycling event.

See Tuesday's Gazette for the full story.

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10:36am Mon 7 Jan 13

TheCaptain says...

Excellent stuff
Excellent stuff TheCaptain

11:02am Mon 7 Jan 13

Ontheball says...

Agree. Excellent for the town.
Agree. Excellent for the town. Ontheball

11:02am Mon 7 Jan 13

Ontheball says...

Agree. Excellent for the town.
Agree. Excellent for the town. Ontheball

11:34am Mon 7 Jan 13

hughie-s says...

Fingers crossed that 7th July 2014 will be the day Le Tour passes through town on the way to the stage finish in Londres.
Fingers crossed that 7th July 2014 will be the day Le Tour passes through town on the way to the stage finish in Londres. hughie-s

12:54pm Mon 7 Jan 13

romantic says...

This is good news, the Tour Series brings lots of people into the town and is good publicity for Colchester. I look forward to it!
This is good news, the Tour Series brings lots of people into the town and is good publicity for Colchester. I look forward to it! romantic

4:33pm Mon 7 Jan 13

seikothrill says...

hughie-s wrote:
Fingers crossed that 7th July 2014 will be the day Le Tour passes through town on the way to the stage finish in Londres.
The council should be pushing itself to the limit to get Le Tour to visit the town
[quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: Fingers crossed that 7th July 2014 will be the day Le Tour passes through town on the way to the stage finish in Londres.[/p][/quote]The council should be pushing itself to the limit to get Le Tour to visit the town seikothrill

5:32pm Mon 7 Jan 13

romantic says...

seikothrill wrote:
hughie-s wrote:
Fingers crossed that 7th July 2014 will be the day Le Tour passes through town on the way to the stage finish in Londres.
The council should be pushing itself to the limit to get Le Tour to visit the town
To get Tour de France 2014 would be great. The cyclists themselves are there and gone in a flash, but you get a great build-up with all the Carnival floats coming through. I saw it in France in the past with a film crew, and it was fascinating to talk with them as they got ready for the few seconds of filming they would finally get.

You also see the worst of human nature as little old ladies fight in the street over the freebies chucked from the floats!

If you want to stock up on plastic tat, get a spot somewhere in the countryside with nobody else around and you will be deluged with the stuff!
[quote][p][bold]seikothrill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hughie-s[/bold] wrote: Fingers crossed that 7th July 2014 will be the day Le Tour passes through town on the way to the stage finish in Londres.[/p][/quote]The council should be pushing itself to the limit to get Le Tour to visit the town[/p][/quote]To get Tour de France 2014 would be great. The cyclists themselves are there and gone in a flash, but you get a great build-up with all the Carnival floats coming through. I saw it in France in the past with a film crew, and it was fascinating to talk with them as they got ready for the few seconds of filming they would finally get. You also see the worst of human nature as little old ladies fight in the street over the freebies chucked from the floats! If you want to stock up on plastic tat, get a spot somewhere in the countryside with nobody else around and you will be deluged with the stuff! romantic

7:24pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Boris says...

Good that it's in half-term week. That should ensure that the children are out in force, and maybe some of them will be inspired to take up bike racing.
Good that it's in half-term week. That should ensure that the children are out in force, and maybe some of them will be inspired to take up bike racing. Boris

10:22pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Feisty CBC says...

Absoluetly brilliant. Colchester is always packed with any cycle events that it attracts.
Absoluetly brilliant. Colchester is always packed with any cycle events that it attracts. Feisty CBC

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