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How Rushcliffe welcomed the Tour of Britain

The Borough welcomed the national OVO Energy Tour of Britain on Saturday September 8 for the very first time!

It was a wonderful opportunity as dozens of communities cheered on 120 of the world's top cyclists as they battled it out the start of the seventh stage of the Tour.

It was estimated over 20,000 people watched the race on the streets of the Borough.

The Deputy Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Debbie Mason said: “It has been a wonderful day for the Borough, made all the more special by the great lengths our communities have gone to welcome such a great sporting spectacle with colour, noise and fun.

“It’s also a big boost for local businesses in our towns and villages to welcome a national event on this scale and the fact Tour organisers have stated today the welcome in Nottinghamshire is better than anywhere in the country showcases just how our residents and visitors embrace the race’s spirit.”

Take a look at the Council's round up video here: that celebrated this wonderful sporting spectacle in the Borough.


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