Signs have started going up around Cambridge. It seems it is really happening. A summer bicycle race.
Not just any race, of course, the only race: day three of the Tour de France will depart from Cambridge, heading down to London, on Monday July 7th.
The Tour starts with two days in Yorkshire, before heading south.
The peloton will start by Parker’s Piece some time after midday, head along to the Catholic Church, and instead of passing down Hills Road (boo) will turn instead through the centre of town past Emmanuel College and Christ’s College, skirt the Market Square, head past Sidney Sussex to the Round Church where it will make a sharp turn into Trinity Street, and then pedal on down past King’s College and on to Trumpington Street, past the Fitzwilliam Museum (taking care not to slip into Hobson’s Conduit) and the Botanic Garden, and so on out of town.
The route through town will be uncontested – that is, a gentle warm up before the real business begins on the edge of town . But it’s a rare chance to see Wiggo and Cav and the rest pedaling around in the sunshine. Not to be missed.
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