Friday, 14 September 2012

Tour of Britain - cycling

Our last day in Suffolk coincided with the Tour of Britain starting, and it was to pass through Aldeburgh itself!  Hubby's sister had popped down to join us and she really wanted to try to catch a glimpse of Bradley Wiggins (Tour de France 2012 winner) and Mark Cavendish who are both taking part.

Having checked the route, we walked down to the front and positioned ourselves on the grass verge between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness on the coast road.  Within about 30 minutes the first vehicles started to come through, the loudspeaker telling us that the lead group of 4 were about 6 minutes ahead of the pack of cyclists.

After another wait with lots of Police vehicles clearing the way, the leaders came by

then a short while later, the pack came past.  We'd bet on how long they'd take to go past - I said about 5 seconds, and that was about right, but it was fun to see them all go flying past

and to also see all the accompanying vehicles carrying the backup bikes and spare tyres

the sky team - Bradley Wiggins & Mark Cavendish's team
I'm pleased I got to see it! x


  1. so jealous! that is awesome that you got to see part of it! there is a tour de california that i have tried to see a few times and it just never happened. thanks for sharing these pictures!

    1. :D it was very cool. I've not heard of the tour de california before but I bet that's amazing; hope you get to see it sometime xox


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