Le Tour comes to Chesterford!
The atmosphere was electric on Monday morning this week as both the Park and local village residents anticipated the arrival of the Tour de France cyclists! The roundabout at the bottom of the Park drive was the focus of events with Little Chesterford residents starting to set up camp just after 6am to ensure a prime view. Both the Park and village decorated the roundabout with banners, flags from many Nations and the crowning glory – a yellow bike!
Crowds grew as Park employees, local residents and cyclists from the surrounding area gathered, hoping to get a great view away from the busy streets of Saffron Walden.
The pre-cursor to the cyclists themselves – the caravan procession – received a huge welcome but of course the loudest cheers and greatest excitement was saved for the arrival of the cyclists!