Tour of Britain September 2012

Sunday 9 September saw one hundred riders in the Tour of Britain cylcle race come through Blythburgh.  The first stage of the event travelled north along Dunwich Road and Angel Lane before turning into London Road by the White Hart as they headed for Reydon.

In Angel Lane a breakaway group of four led at this stage                                               AM


World Champion Mark Cavendish and four-time Olympic Gold Medal winner, and winner of the Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins, side by side in Angel Lane                      AM


Peleton in Angel Lane                    AM

Support car                                       AM 

Blythburgh people and visitors gathered on both sides of London Road to cheer the riders as they emerged from Angel Lane and headed north beyond the White Hart.

Briton Jeremy Hunt and Bernhard Eisel of the SKY team lead the peleton into London Road                                                                                         CB

Men in Lycra cheer the riders!                     CB

The head of the peleton                CB

The riders pass the White Hart                                                                                                      CB



Photographs by Alan Mackley and Christopher Bunton


By Alan Mackley on September 9th, 2012

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