Tour-iffic news! Race day arrives in Ottery St Mary

Bradley Wiggins leads the field away at the start of 2013's Devon stage of the Tour of Britain in Si

Bradley Wiggins leads the field away at the start of 2013's Devon stage of the Tour of Britain in Sidmouth.. Picture by Alex Walton. - Credit: Archant

Thousands of spectators expected to line streets for Tour of Britain

Ottery St Mary Tour of Britain party. Ref sho 36-16SH 7077 Picture: Simon Horn.

Ottery St Mary Tour of Britain party. Ref sho 36-16SH 7077 Picture: Simon Horn. - Credit: Archant

Spectators, bikes and banners are lining the streets of Ottery today (Friday) ready to host the Tour of Britain for the first time ever.

Excitement reached fever pitch this week as the town prepared to welcome the world’s top riders, including Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins and silver medallist Mark Cavendish.

The event is expected to attract thousands of spectators, showcase the town to a global TV audience and give trade a ‘big boost’.

A whole host of activities has been running to mark the occasion and eateries across the town will be serving up the ‘Big Ottery Breakfast’ before the race.


You may also want to watch:


Helping hands from a broad section of the community have helped to get the town race-ready.

See www.sidmouthherald.co.uk for photos and live coverage.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus