I was considering whether or not to go to watch the Women’s cycle tour as it cam through Waldringfield. Just a load of cyclists all going faster than I can. I reasoned that if I went, the worst that could happen was disappointment but if I didn’t I might wish I had seen it, so I cycled up there.
The first spectacle was the support on the corner – not only waving flags and cheering, but blocking the road to make sure that the riders don’t take a wrong turning.Many children from the school cheering and generally making a happy fuss. Below is just a section of the attendance.
I believe that most of the support was conjured up by Neil Winship so well done to him, I think that all the children will have left with a great experience. Well done Neil for supporting.
The next spectacle to notice was a huge number of police motorbikes and organiser motorbikes. I would guess conservatively at 25 – 30 but would stand to be corrected. Each tooting horns and sirens and creating a great atmosphere. These were interspersed with police cars, doctors, ambulance cars, support cars, camera motorbikes, press commentary cars and probably more that I have missed.
After a plethora of vehicles, the front running peleton (big group of cyclist – I had to google the word!) stormed into view and made quite a spectacle as they sped around the corner and off past the Golf Club.
They were followed by smaller groups and then stragglers…
– all interspersed with support cars, more ambulance cars, the police and… the AA – yep, I kid you not.
That’s it! – Just thought I would share some pictures. If anyone wants to do similar, let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org.