Where to watch the Tour of Britain when it races through Norwich, Hethersett, Wymondham and Attleborough

The Tour of Britain cycle race passing through Wymondham along Market Street. .Photo : Steve Adams

The Tour of Britain cycle race passing through Wymondham along Market Street. .Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Excitement is building as the region gears up to welcome the Tour of Britain.


The UK's largest professional cycling race will return to our county on Saturday, September 12.

Setting off from Fakenham, the 100-strong peloton of riders will pedal their way to Reepham and Aylsham before their zoom through Norwich. As in the 2010 event, the riders will hurtle up Grapes Hill before they then dash through the city centre, past Guildhall, Norwich Market and Chapelfield Gardens, and out towards Hethersett along Earlham Road. They are due to arrive in Norwich between 11.17am and 11.31am. They will then reach Hethersett between 11.31am and 11.48am, Wymondham between 11.40am and 11.59am and Attleborough between 11.55am and 12.17pm.

The Tour's visit to Norwich will coincide with the Norfolk Food and Festival which will see a two-day extravaganza at Chapelfield Gardens.

Meanwhile, support for the race in Wymondham, which welcomed the race in 2011, will be bigger and better than ever.

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Rachael Mold, one of the organisers of events in Wymondham, said: 'There will be a pedal-powered smoothie bike, a Scalectrix bike and a balloon-blowing bike to try, cycle challenges to test cycle maintenance skills and local cycle groups to talk to.

'The town itself will have flags flying, banners and bunting waving and cycle installations adding colour. Wymondham businesses have been invited to dress up their shop front windows and there's a chance to win a fabulous new bicycle by entering a photographic competition.

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'There will also be a treasure trail of cycling equipment. All this is accompanied by live music and food stalls as well as extra temporary cycle parking in the town centre.'

There will also be live screening of the race from 10.30am in the Baptist Church.

Further details will be posted to the Wymondham Tour of Britain Facebook site www.facebook.com/pages/Tour-Of-Britain-Wymondham/1135920276434812.

For you ultimate guide for where to watch the Tour, don't miss tomorrow's paper.

How is your community gearing up for the Tour of Britain? Email kate.scotter@archant.co.uk

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