Volunteers – known as ‘Tour Makers’ – will be needed on Monday July 7 2014, as Stage 3 of Le Tour makes its way down Saffron Walden high street, taking in Radwinter, The Sampfords and Felsted, before heading to London to finish on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.
Residents have until Monday January 20 to register their interest by visiting HERE
Those who register will be contacted when more details on the application process and volunteering opportunities become available.
Tour Makers will be on the front line to welcome the world and help millions of spectators have a fantastic time.
The peloton will arrive in Saffron Walden from Cambridge, where Stage 3 begins, entering via Windmill Hill before continuing down High Street, turning left on to George Street, travelling up Hill Street and then out towards Radwinter via East Street and the B1053. It will also pass through Finchingfield. The momentous occasion coincides with Saffron Walden Carnival, an eight-day spectacular which will run from July 4-12.
Essex county councillor Ann Naylor, cabinet member for public health & wellbeing, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Le Tour in Essex in 2014, building on our county’s success hosting other great sporting events such as the Olympic Mountain Biking event and the Torch Relay for London 2012.
“As we saw with those events, the contribution made by hard working volunteers really helps to make them special, so if you would like to get involved and become a ‘Tour Maker’ for Stage 3, I urge you to sign up now.”
For more information on the Tour de France 2014’s route through Uttlesford, visit HERE
For more details on Stage 3 of Le Tour visit HERE
Am staying at Green Pastures CL on the edge of Lymington; lovely spot with five hard standings and EHU, open all year, adults only and a pub nearby. WEBSITE As always, do follow the directions very carefully in The Caravan Club Sites Directory and Handbook or there could be some unexpected problems.
Typically it would be unusual to see a motorhome pitched at the entrance to King’s College Chapel in Cambridge. However, this Autocruise is part of the subcontracting team getting ready to televise a number of services and events from the chapel – most notably the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols which is shown live on Christmas Eve.
A winning location I suspect bang in the middle of beautiful Cambridge.
For more than a decade I have been campaigning to rid ourselves of the no longer needed tax disc – or Road Fund Licence for those of a Certain Age. And for just as many years I have been presented with a plethora of arguments why this cannot be done under any circumstances.
To me it was so simple; if we can tell whether a vehicle is insured then we can tell whether it has a tax disc. Simples! I guess my love of and enthusiasm for matters technology sometimes gets me into trouble.
So I shall be listening to George Gideon Oliver Osborne MP with much interest this morning.
The Highways Agency is advising road users to be cautious as gales are expected in several regions on Thursday.
The Agency has issued an amber alert warning drivers in the North East, North West, East Midlands and West Midlands that high winds of up to 70mph are forecast from the early hours of the morning and through to 5pm. Road users driving high-sided vehicles are being urged to check traffic and weather conditions before setting out on journeys and to heed any advice such as speed restrictions once they are on the strategic road network. Met Office forecasters based in the Agency’s National Traffic Operations Centre are predicting a gale force westerly wind in the Pennines during the early hours of Thursday, which will become more widespread and strengthen throughout the morning.
The North Midlands and Norfolk will also be affected.
Weather forecasts can be found HERE