2018 Highlights - A day to remember
On Saturday 8 September 2018 Nottinghamshire played host for the second time to a stage of the Tour of Britain: stage seven started in West Bridgford and followed a 215km route through Nottinghamshire – the penultimate and longest stage of the 2018 Tour - to finish in Mansfield.
The arrival of some of the world’s top cyclist , was a fantastic opportunity for all the community to get involved and you certainly did, with 250,000 people turning out on the day from across the county and beyond!
Organisers heralded the Nottinghamshire stage as having the ‘best crowds and best local-buy in of the whole Tour and the economic impact report they commissioned revealed a £4 million boost to the local economy as well as other record breaking figures. Read the full report
Take a look at some of the highlights below...
Highlights from the day...
The cyclists were waved off in West Bridgford by our flag competition winner Sam Radburn,aged six, from Cropwell Bishop Primary School.
Stage seven winner Team Sky’s Ian Stannard was presented with his trophy by our competition winner Eva Smith, aged eight, from Lantern Lane school in East Leake.
Nottinghamshire residents produced some amazing land art pieces and we were proud of our own; a 32 metre-wide display of service vehicles including gritters, library vehicles, meals at home delivery vehicles, youth service vehicles and an electric bus.
The winner of our #NottsTOB photo competition was Ruth Pascoe-Evans from Mansfield with this stunning photo of her daughter Charlotte, aged 6, enjoying the race.