I might go and see the ITT in Pershore. I’m only in Worcester and the in-laws live just off the route in Cropthorne so should be able to sort something out. Shame it’s Thursday afternoon but I’m pretty flexible with work.
Don’t think it’s going through Devon this year. Saw a seafront finish in Exmouth a few years ago and they quite often use one of the hills out the back of my work as a cat climb. It’s all over so quickly though!!!
Always weird when on a relatively small forum, you have people so close to places you know. I grew up in Evesham and have an aunt and uncle in Charlton (aunt used to work at Cropthorne school). I played cricket for Fladbury juniors etc.
I’ve been to a TdF TT and it’s much much easier than a stage race. The length of the day means there’s much less of a concentration of spectators all trying to get to one point at a particular moment. We were able to meander our way along the route, have a bit of a picnic etc. Not busy at all at a random little village on the TT to Mont St Michel, so can’t see Tour of Britain being worse!
Never been to a mountain stage, but ITT day was much better than a sprint stage finish in my opinion. I enjoyed seeing each rider individually, especially the big names
Thanks Stenard, it’s a cliché but it really is a small world. I’m always amazed when every year we seem to bump into someone we know on holiday abroad, given the thousands of places people can choose to go to.
I’m guessing the ToB will be a step down from the TdF in terms of crowds. I think I’ll go over to the in-laws about 12 and tootle down on the Brompton. Start times are 1-3ish so should be able OK. Depending on the road closures I may be able to travel round a bit and try different spots.