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.


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


Cycling groups were out in their masses.


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.


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


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


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


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


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).


T-shirt available from NOTHS

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


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


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.


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.


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



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