Tour of Britain Visits Woolacombe

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It’s been a week since the Tour of Britain visited Woolacombe … what an exciting afternoon! The local church offered Cream Teas to spectators whilst they waited for the cyclists to whizz past, the National Trust had opened one of their fields to allow people to watch the cyclists reach the summit of the King of the Mountain Challenge up Challacombe Hill, as had Little Roadway Farm Campsite, who took donations for parking in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance. The rain cleared just as the cyclists approached Woolacombe, and they were greeted by crowds cheering them on along the route, waving Devon flags. The favourite places to watch were the Church, The Red Barn, Marine Drive entrance and on Challacombe Hill. The four front-runners tackled the Hill with gusto, soon to be followed by the peloton, with a few stragglers bringing up the rear. The race was interspersed by the team cars and media cars and police motorbikes…. a great sight to see! Well done to everyone involved in the organisation, and to the volunteers who gave up their time to steward the event!