Tour de France brings hopes of "long term tourism boost" to county

Councillor Jo Beavis on her bike in Gosfield

Councillor Jo Beavis on her bike in Gosfield

First published in North Essex

The Tour De France has left a “lasting legacy” after speeding through our villages in July - and it could be back for a lap of honour.

Braintree district councillor Joanne Beavis said she hopes race organisers direct cyclists through our region again after an estimated 3.5 billion people worldwide watched this year’s Tour pass through.

Bed and breakfasts, clubs and cyclists along the route are still benefitting from the cycling boom as more people take up the sport and follow the track for themselves.

Joanne Beavis said : “It would be amazing if the race came back here again."

For the full story, see this week's Braintree and Witham Times.

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9:11am Fri 5 Sep 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Where's your helmet Jo?

Why aren't you setting an example to the rest?
Where's your helmet Jo? Why aren't you setting an example to the rest? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 3

1:33pm Fri 5 Sep 14

The Stinker Returns says...

What a nightmare cyclists are. You see them in large groups puffing their way up Braxted Road, great fat lumps of lard in lycra. You can't get by them because they're two or three abreast and they don't acknowledge or assist cars to pass, thinking that they own the road. They are a danger to themselves and to others and should be discouraged.
What a nightmare cyclists are. You see them in large groups puffing their way up Braxted Road, great fat lumps of lard in lycra. You can't get by them because they're two or three abreast and they don't acknowledge or assist cars to pass, thinking that they own the road. They are a danger to themselves and to others and should be discouraged. The Stinker Returns
  • Score: -9

4:53pm Fri 5 Sep 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

With such a glorious spectacle in front of you to gaze at, why would you ever want to pass them in the first instance?

Just sit back and enjoy the view old boy!

Lard in Lycra? Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! .

There's something primeval about it - but I can't quite put my finger on it.

How about you STR? Maybe you've got slightly longer arms than me.

LOL!
With such a glorious spectacle in front of you to gaze at, why would you ever want to pass them in the first instance? Just sit back and enjoy the view old boy! Lard in Lycra? Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! . There's something primeval about it - but I can't quite put my finger on it. How about you STR? Maybe you've got slightly longer arms than me. LOL! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 2

1:13pm Mon 8 Sep 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Ompita - sometimes you really frighten me!
Ompita - sometimes you really frighten me! The Stinker Returns
  • Score: 1

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