Tour of Britain set to ‘wow’ Wychavon

The launch of the Bike2Work day event, which is part of the Travelwise Bike Week 2008 from the Gasworks to Ormeau Embankment, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 18, 2008. Photo credit should read: Stephen Wilson/PA Wire

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The launch of the Bike2Work day event, which is part of the Travelwise Bike Week 2008 from the Gasworks to Ormeau Embankment, Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 18, 2008. Photo credit should read: Stephen Wilson/PA Wire (9420

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CELEBRATIONS are well underway to welcome the Tour of Britain through Broadway, Pershore and Evesham next month in style.

Plenty of activities to entertain the crowds as the professional cyclists, including Sir Bradley Wiggins defending his 2013 Tour of Britain title, pass through the towns and village.

In Pershore the streets will be dressed with bunting and in Chapman Court there will be a celebratory bicycle made entirely from willow.

Health trainers will be on hand as will street entertainment and local schools are expected to line the streets with Pershore High School running a yellow jersey day for charity.

Evesham, the home of cycling group the Evesham Wheelers, will see the Tour of Britain passing through the weekend days after the start of the town's first Cyclefest, celebrating pedal power and raising money the Bell Tower.

Honeybourne Bicycle Users Group (H-BUG) will be running a pre-school slalom in Market Square as well as a tandem event for the visually impaired and a short ride for school children is set to take place on the High Street.

In Broadway local businesses and groups will compete against each other in creating and racing their own box carts as well as luge racing, while stilted entertainers on over sized bikes will be keeping the crowd entertained.

Presiding over the village Broadway Tower will be decorated in a yellow jersey and traders will be getting into the spirit of the event by decorating their shop windows and offering live music.

Jem Teal, community development manager at Wychavon, said he was looking forward to the event.

He said: "It’s great that we have the Tour of Britain passing through so many parts of the district. They’ll be plenty of opportunities to get a good view of the cyclists and we have lots of entertainment on offer in all three locations."

For more information visit wychavon.gov.uk/tourofbritain.

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1:40pm Fri 29 Aug 14

thesnodgrass says...

For the latest news on what is happening on the Tour of Britain day in Broadway please see
http://rileyandthoma
s.co.uk/tour-britain
-bike-race/
as the article above is correct in spirit but wrong in detail, thanks.
For the latest news on what is happening on the Tour of Britain day in Broadway please see http://rileyandthoma s.co.uk/tour-britain -bike-race/ as the article above is correct in spirit but wrong in detail, thanks. thesnodgrass
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