Tour De France Comes To Cambridge

The famous Tour de France cycling race came to the UK this year with Stage 3 beginning in Cambridge, travelling through Essex and ending on The Mall in London.

I headed into the city centre to soak up the amazing atmosphere in Cambridge. I took some Claireabellemakes flyers and found crowds of bike loving people to pass them out to. I even met a lovely blog reader by chance too. Hello if you are reading this!!

This is a photo heavy post, but I hope you enjoy what I managed to capture.

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Crowds gathered at the starting point from early in the morning.

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Cycling groups were out in their masses.

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We spotted a Penny Farthing Bicycle close to the starting point. It was really difficult to see the cyclists as they started due to the crowds.

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I had a good chat with the Tour Makers who were also enjoying the fabulous weather.

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The crowds were a sea of yellow and polka dot in celebration of the day.

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The queue for the official Tour de France merchandise was apparently 2 hours long!

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When Team Sky signed in before the race there was a big cheer from the crowds.

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This man had the best bicycle t-shirt I had seen all day and seemed chuffed I asked for a photo (much to the amusement of his wife).

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T-shirt available from NOTHS

I was so pleased to see my friends were wearing their bicycle bracelets.

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The shops in the city were getting into the spirit too. A local bike shop had a fun decoration!

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A friend and I did a little shopping after the race and spotted this beautiful gold Bobbin Bramble bike in the window of our favourite fabric shop.

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The atmosphere was great and the weather perfect for a day out. In a city where one in 5 journeys is on a bicycle, it felt like a great moment to be a Cambridge resident.

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Did you follow the race this weekend? I’m still gutted Cav is out!

Toodles!

Claire

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7 thoughts on “Tour De France Comes To Cambridge

  1. Sophie says:

    Love the photos 🙂

    I’m not a big cycling fan, but felt I couldn’t ignore the festivities in Leeds as I live about 10 minutes from the city centre. I was so surprised at how fun it was, even just to see the intense amount of people on the streets and the atmosphere was incredible. We came home and watched the cycling and I wanted to cry when Cav crashed – it doesn’t help that he looks like a little boy. Hehe. Looks like I might be a new fan!

    Yorkshire embraced it like crazy, though! I freaking love my county.

    Sophie x xx

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