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TDF Cambridge Next Year...

andyb78andyb78 Posts: 156
edited October 2013 in Commuting chat
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/Route-of-Tour-de-France-2014-through-Cambridge-revealed-20131023115637.htm

400,000 people descending on Cambridge? Really?!

Looks like there should be some good spots to see the peloton pootle through though. Might take the day off work!
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  • skybieskybie Posts: 59
    Already booked the day off :D
    Thought I would go into Cambridge but after seeing the route there are some really nice villages they are going through so I have changed my mind. The thought of trying to get into Cambridge on a normal day is bad enough but on the race day it will be mental :(
  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    the miserable old gits out in force in the message section i see...
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  • zippy483zippy483 Posts: 104
    Could anyone point me to a resource that shows the actual route please I don't seem to be able to find anything other than the map with a vague arc from cambridge to london ??
  • zippy483 wrote:
    Could anyone point me to a resource that shows the actual route please I don't seem to be able to find anything other than the map with a vague arc from cambridge to london ??


    official TDF site has a zoomable map.
  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    Solstice21 wrote:
    zippy483 wrote:
    Could anyone point me to a resource that shows the actual route please I don't seem to be able to find anything other than the map with a vague arc from cambridge to london ??




    official TDF site has a zoomable map.

    have you got a link for this? I can't seem to find the zoomable map
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  • Weird! I think it's down or been pulled. Try this though......

    http://www.letour.2014stage3.com/wp-con ... ersion.pdf
  • andyb78andyb78 Posts: 156
    MTB-Idle wrote:
    the miserable old gits out in force in the message section i see...


    Not sure what this means??!! If you're referring to me MTB, you've got it just a little wrong...
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  • andyb78 wrote:
    MTB-Idle wrote:
    the miserable old gits out in force in the message section i see...


    Not sure what this means??!! If you're referring to me MTB, you've got it just a little wrong...
    Unless you're one of the miserable gits who has posted a comment in reply to the article then there's no reason to assume they're referring to you.
  • I mis-read and thought stage 3 was starting from Ambridge. I was looking forward to Eddy trying to sell the riders "Borcestershire EPO".
  • andyb78andyb78 Posts: 156
    andyb78 wrote:
    MTB-Idle wrote:
    the miserable old gits out in force in the message section i see...


    Not sure what this means??!! If you're referring to me MTB, you've got it just a little wrong...
    Unless you're one of the miserable gits who has posted a comment in reply to the article then there's no reason to assume they're referring to you.


    Aha!! Gotcha. Think a bit of paranoia set in there for some reason? Sorry MTB! The CEN comments are legendary...Raymond Brown as author and chief agitator of the cyclist / motorist debate casues me much mirth on at least a weekly basis...
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  • windmill
    24/10/2013 21:47
    July 7th 2014 OK. Must take my holiday then! Hope they have plenty of helpers picking up all the discarded needles.
  • sswisssswiss Posts: 354
    andyb78 wrote:
    The CEN comments are legendary...Raymond Brown as author and chief agitator of the cyclist / motorist debate casues me much mirth on at least a weekly basis...

    ...^...as a Cambridge resident the CEN is full of comedy journalism....not deliberately laughable, if you know what I mean! :D

    I for one will am looking forward to le tour coming through Cambridge...won't ever happen again!
  • iand-83iand-83 Posts: 132
    I am looking forwards to it too, going to be booking the day off work once I am allowed to book any holiday next year.
  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    Presumably the bit in cambridge centre, being the start of the stage, will be a neutralised pootle and the flag will only drop once they are heading out of town.
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  • Can't wait!

    The start line is visible from our office car park, and we're having a big BBQ for some of the people we do business with.

    We have a large, secure walled car-park about 10 metres from the start line so I've suggested to the boss that we offer paddock facilities to Team Sky!! :D
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