Villagers excited for Tour of Britain with activity day planned

PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 August 2018

Congresbury is preparing to host the Tour of Britain. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Congresbury is preparing to host the Tour of Britain. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

David Davies/PA Wire

Villagers gearing up for the arrival of the world’s bests cyclists have arranged a day of activities to celebrate.

Riders taking on the Tour of Britain race will speed through Congresbury on September 4, and a pre-tour party will be held at the Millennium Green, off Bristol Road, on September 2 from 2.30-4.30pm.

Games and competitions for children, including a bike decoration challenge, will be held, and villagers will have the chance to showcase their speed on two wheels in a sprint challenge.

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Team Sky teammate Chris Froome will be among the elite riders tackling the 128-km stage, set to be cheered on by thousands of fans at North Somerset’s roadsides.

The race will also take in the sights and sounds of Yatton, Kenn, Tickenham and Wraxall.

For more information on the Tour of Britian, visit www.tourofbritain.co.uk

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