The Cheltenham stage of the Tour of Britain on Saturday 9th September has been hailed a huge success after thousands of people lined local roads to cheer on their cycling heroes.
The carnival atmosphere across the Borough, gave Stage 7 winner Dylan Groenewegen a thrilling finish despite the downpour!
We would really like to thank all of our fantastic sponsors for their support during The Bloor Homes Cheltenham Festival of Cycling and we really hope that they enjoyed the festival atmosphere too!
"I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks for all your ideas, guidance and hard work in helping us achieve what will be a great event for the town. What I have seen first-hand is a lot of rolling up sleeves, flexibility and getting on with the job both in work hours and out of work hours. And what a range of jobs – transport management, writing blogs, creating websites, H&S, business planning, liaising with blue lights, highways, tree pruning, painting bikes, erecting bikes, social media, community liaison, hospitality….the list goes on. I have enjoyed working with team members which with my normal working hat on I wouldn’t work directly with. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and really shows dedicated team work and how flexible we can be as an organisation." - Tracy Crews, Director of Planning, Cheltenham Borough Council
"It's very rare that you get this support; the warmth and the friendliness of the people of Cheltenham and Cheltenham Borough Council, Cotswold Tourism, it's quite emotional. The warmth and the friendliness and the support was unprecedented" - Mick Bennett, Race Director, OVO Energy Tour of Britain
"A huge thank you to you and the team for Saturday – it worked fabulously and you should all be very proud. Already looking forward to next year!" - James Griffin, Hunter Page Planning