Activity day planned as Tour of Britain excitement builds

PUBLISHED: 11:04 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:04 20 August 2018

The Tour of Britain is in Devon today (Monday). Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

The Tour of Britain is in Devon today (Monday). Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

David Davies/PA Wire

A day of activities has been arranged for by villagers to celebrate the arrival of some of the best athletes in the world.

Riders taking on the Tour of Britain race will speed through Congresbury on September 4, and a pre-tour party will be held at the Millennium Green, off Bristol Road, on September 2 from 2.30-4.30pm.

Games and competitions for children will be held, and villagers will have the chance to showcase their speed on two wheels in a sprint challenge.

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas and Team Sky teammate Chris Froome will be among the elite riders tackling the 128-km stage, set to be cheered on by thousands of fans at North Somerset’s roadsides.

The race will also take in the sights and sounds of Yatton, Cheddar Shipham and Churchill.

For more information on the Tour of Britian, visit www.tourofbritain.co.uk

More from Weston Mercury

27 minutes ago

Plans for 200 houses and a medical centre would ‘destroy’ a village’s ‘character’ after the landowner’s agents announced its plans to appeal the decision.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

One of the most nerve-shredding horror movie characters has been reborn again for a terrifying film which will hit cinema screens this autumn.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:25

Weston will face Harrogate Town or Wrexham in the first round of the FA Cup.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A life-saving emergency service is looking for people to join its ranks as one of the busiest stations in the South West.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:31

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle will orchestrate a World War One centenary commemoration in Weston-super-Mare, remembering those who died in battle with a poignant display on the beach.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

Parents of a ‘beautiful’ but ‘angry’ Weston teenager who hanged himself in his bathroom feel ‘let down’ by the services set up to protect him.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A popular children’s Halloween film has returned for a sequel, and the Mercury has free tickets to give away.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Hundreds of job opportunities will be showcased in Weston-super-Mare next week, offering people the chance to find work and forge an exciting career.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:25

Children from a Weston school swapped their uniforms for yellow clothes to mark World Mental Health Day.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 08:48

Four fire crews tackled a blaze last night (Sunday), as fire spread from a garden gazebo to a house.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists