Tour of Britain events in South Norfolk
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2015 Tour of Britain in South Norfolk
The country's top cycling event is coming to South Norfolk in September!
Where to watch in South Norfolk
The stunning countryside and communities of South Norfolk will offer a number of great places to enjoy the 2015 Tour of Britain before, during and after the race.
Details of what is on in South Norfolk can be found below:
Hethersett is one of the most vibrant and active communities in South Norfolk and the residents of the village are getting really excited about the Tour of Britain passing through:
The Queen’s Head on Norwich Road will be a great place to get prepared for the peloton; this family friendly pub will be opening its doors early, from 10am, and will be serving teas, coffees and bacon rolls to customers, as well as showing the race live on its screens, allowing you to follow the race as it winds its way through Norfolk before it reaches Hethersett at some point after 11:20am.
Wymondham Market Place will become the perfect setting to view the peloton as it passes through the town centre, at approximately 11:30am – 12noon, but there will be a lot of others things to do and see:
9am and 10am – led rides around Wymondham, led by experienced Sky Ride-trained leaders. Rides will leave at 9am and 10am from the Town Green War Memorial.
From 10am – live music and stalls in the Market Place, including Howards Cycles, Ketts Books, Strada Sport, Hethersett Velo Cycle Club and Zenos Cars as well as cycle smoothie makers, a cycle powered scalextric track and a bike powered balloon popping competition.
Cycle coding by Norfolk Constabulary and a cycle surgery from Dr Bike, again in the market square.
The race will be shown live on a big screen from 10:30am in the Wymondham Baptist Church on Queen Street.
The live music and stalls will continue until 2pm but you can also treat yourself to a cycle-themed pint from one of Wymondham’s pubs and a cycle-themed cake or biscuit from one of the many local bakers, tea rooms and coffee shops.
Face painting for children on Town Green.
South Norfolk Council will be offering free parking in its pay and display car parks in Wymondham on the 12th September to encourage people to visit the town.
TheBoars Pub and Restaurantin the small village of Spooner Row is an award-winning establishment and will offer an excellent vantage point to view the riders as they come through. Why not visit for an excellent lunch or refreshing drink in the unique surroundings of the Boars.
Between 9:30am and 1pm there will also be a Pop-Up Cycle Café located on Chapel Road in Spooner Row. Refreshments and cake will be offered with all money raised going to the Tour of Britain’s official charity partner.
About South Norfolk
Nestled between the meandering Waveney Valley, the bustling city of Norwich, and Britain's Magical Waterland of the Norfolk Broads, South Norfolk is a wonderful location for that get-away-from-it-all holiday where there is still plenty to see and do.
South Norfolk is a superb place to stay at any time of the year. Picturesque villages and historic market towns sit amongst beautiful and peaceful countryside, with winding country lanes and traditional country pubs to savour and enjoy.
South Norfolk is a cyclist's paradise – whether you are a novice or experienced cyclist the stunning countryside and quiet country lanes mean you can find a ride as easy or as challenging as you like, taking in historic market towns and the Southern Broads.
Sustran's National Route One winds its way through South Norfolk. Coming into the district at Gillingham it heads north through Loddon, winds its way through the picturesque villages of Langley, past its historic Abbey, then on to Claxton, Rockland St Mary and Surlingham before passing through the beautiful Whitlingham Country Park.