Thousands of people lined the route, and cheered and clapped as the Tour of Britain cyclists looped through Ipswich’ Christchurch Park as part of their route from Bury St Edmunds to Sandringham. For those of us new to the sport, it was amazing to see just how many police motorcycles, police cars, official and support vehilces made up the vanguard and the tail of the convoy of some hundred or so competitors. What it all made for, though, was a very colourful and noisy spectacle. Once the riders appeared, about 11.30, it was all over in moments as they came flying up-hill, past the Reg Driver Center and then up to the Park Road gate.
For more information about the race, visit the Tour of Britain website.