Bury St Edmunds prepares for the Women’s Tour

CYCLING - Women's Tour finishing in Bury St Edmunds ANL-141105-232416009
CYCLING - Women's Tour finishing in Bury St Edmunds ANL-141105-232416009
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Bury St Edmunds is gearing up to welcome the Women’s Tour once again - after attracting crowds bigger than anything seen across Europe at last year’s race finish.

The peloton will set off from Angel Hill on Wednesday June 17 before heading through the rolling countryside, through Ipswich and on towards Aldeburgh.

But the start of the race is just part of the festivities planned for the town.

On Tuesday June 16, people can try out different forms of cycling in Charter Square before the top 16 cycling teams in the world are introduced to the crowds of supporters outside the Apex in the evening.

Councillor Jo Rayner, St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s cabinet member for Leisure and Culture, said it would be a memorable couple of days.

She said: “West Suffolk has a strong cycling culture and the idea of the Women’s Tour immediately clicked here.
“Local support for last year’s final was absolutely tremendous, and demonstrates the growing interest in cycling as a lifestyle choice, as a sport and as a very sociable activity.”

For more information visit www.womenstour.co.uk