PHOTOS: Tour of Britain visits North Somerset
PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 September 2018
Villagers celebrated ahead of the arrival of an elite sporting event this week, which saw some of the world’s best cyclists speed through North Somerset.
The Tour of Britain visited the district on Tuesday, with legendary Tour de France winners Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas part of a star-studded field.
Congresbury was one of the lucky villages on the 128km third stage, which started and ended in Bristol.
Villagers toasted the visit of the best riders on the planet with a fun day on Sunday.
Villagers flocked to the Millennium Green for the event, organised by Congresbury Parish Council, to take part in a range of games and challenges on two wheels as excitement grew before the race – which also visited Yatton, Kenn, Tickenham, Wraxall and Failand.
And on Tuesday hundreds of enthusiasts lined the village’s streets to catch a glimpse of the bikes haring past and cheer the cyclists on.
The stage was won France and Quick-Step rider Julian Alaphilippe, with British duo Ethan Hayter and Connor Swift finishing fourth and sixth respectively.