Sid Valley cyclists patch up roads ahead of Tour of Britain
PUBLISHED: 11:40 06 September 2016
Volunteers from the Sid Valley Cycling Club (SVCC) did their bit to get Sidmouth's streets ready for the Tour of Britain.
Together with the town council, the group has organised criterium races for men, women and children to try before the professionals set off to Haytor – so they teamed up with county councillor Stuart Hughes to get their 1.3-kilometre route ready.
Devon County Council has a road warden scheme that allowed members to fill small potholes before the authority tackled the larger ones.
Dominick Horrell, SVCC’s events organiser, said: “It’s a very easy way of filling holes. We’ve already had a few comments from people around the town saying what a difference it had made – it’s a quick and simple fix for the community.”
Roads in the town centre will be closed from Thursday morning (September 8) for the criterium races.
Racing will be along the same route used in 2013 – when the tour last started in Sidmouth – and will begin and finish on the seafront. There are events for men, women and children over the age of eight from 3pm.
There will also be live bands and entertainment at Dukes from 6.30pm. Visit www.svcc.org.uk for details.