Great to be given the opportunity to have a stand at the start of the Women’s tour stage 5. Visting for the 3rd time and Starting from Northampton, Stage Five took in some new routes and climbs within Northamptonshire, before returning to the finish at Kettering town centre. This year the route took in the steepest hill we know around here and that was Newnham Hill.
The club Road ride on the Saturday rode the route and we had the stand at the start on the Sunday, to give the club a bit of promotion within Northampton. And of course we got up close to the riders at the start.
After the start we all dispersed off to different points of the course to catch the riders again, I managed to get to the feed station at East Haddon. The crowds all along the curse were amazing and watching the highlights, the top of Newnham Hill was not to dissimilar to a tour de France crowd. Great to see and hopefully the tour will visit Northampton again.