Cycling’s Tour of Britain draws huge crowds to Bury St Edmunds

Tour of Britain''Pictured: Riders at the front of the pack. Including Lars Boom (Wearing the gold jersey)
Tour of Britain''Pictured: Riders at the front of the pack. Including Lars Boom (Wearing the gold jersey)
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THE second visit of cycling’s Tour of Britain drew huge crowds to see the riders start the seventh stage between Bury St Edmunds and Sandringham on Saturday.

The Angel hill start line and the riders’ route away from it were packed by the time the race started, with Dutchman Lars Boom wearing the leader’s gold jersey. Crowds were much bigger than for last year’s event, which was on a Friday.

Kathy Gosling, Suffolk County Council’s portfolio holder for sport, culture, diversity, health and wellbeing, said: “It has a huge impact on promoting sport locally. It’s one of the healthiest sports you can do and people can participate at all levels.

“There aren’t many family activities you can do together and from that point of view cycling is the ideal sport.”

For a full report and lots more pictures, see the Bury Free Press on Friday.