Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

WIN A NEW HYUNDAI i10 - See the EADT on June 8 for full details

Essex: Roads in Finchingfield, Wethersfield, Felsted and Chelmsford will be closed on July 7 when the Tour De France passes through Essex

10:50 26 February 2014

Tour de France

Tour de France

Archant

The big event may still be a few months away but Essex County Council chiefs are already preparing for the famous Le Tour de France to pass through the county on the third stage of the race.

shares

The route will travel through Uttlesford, Braintree, Chelmsford and Epping Forest on July 7 and the council is working with a range of partners to help deliver the occasion.

A series of road closures will be put in place to make sure the race goes smoothly.

Finchingfield, which is the most photographed village in England, Wethersfield, Felsted and Chelmsford are among the places which will form part of the route.

Ann Naylor, county council cabinet member for public health and wellbeing, said: “Monday, July 7, will be a celebration of cycling in Essex.

“It’s with real pride that we will welcome the world’s elite sporting cyclists.

“An amazing and unforgettable spectacle is promised against the backdrop of our beautiful rural and urban county.

“This unique event can’t fail to inspire even more people to take to their own bikes to get around or explore the sport of cycling.”

For more information, visit www.essex.gov.uk/Pages/Tour-de-France.aspx

shares

0 comments

Police are investigating the incidents

Police are investigating a third incident of a woman in Ipswich being inappropriately touched.

Suffolk Show 2015 
Food hall

Food retailers at the Suffolk Show have insisted the county has a “growing reputation” across the country for its “exceptional” produce.

Sheep ready for judging head to the Presidents Ring

A role demonstration by a Wattisham-based Apache attack helicopter was widely praised by spectators at the Suffolk Show today.

The sun shines for the first day of the Suffolk Show 2015.

We are bringing you live updates this morning from Trinity Park as day one of the Suffolk Show gets underway.

Police have closed the road

The A120 in Wix, near Marks Tey has been closed following a serious road traffic crash.

Suffolk Constabulary launch the Special Constables on Horseback scheme at the Suffolk Show.

A police campaign to recruit horseback-mounted special constables to patrol the Suffolk countryside and combat rural crime was launched in the Grand Ring.

Terry Walden is pictured at the back of Bury Railway Station outside the building he is planning to transform into The Milkmaid Folk Music Arts Centre.

An urgent call for fundraising is being made to get a project for a folk art centre for disadvantaged and vulnerable people off the ground.

Police have had the results back

Results from toxicology testing on five suspected drugs overdoses in Bury St Edmunds have confirmed the cause of the medical conditions were caused by the high purity of the substances.

Cancer survivor Oliver Rofix, who was saved from a rare and deadly form of leukaemia by a bone marrow donation in 2006, will drive a 1952 Nuffield Tractor from Lands End to John O'Groats in September raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Suffolk cancer survivor Olly Rofix has barely given himself time to dwell on overcoming the disease following a bone marrow transplant in 2006.

Police are investigating the incident

Police are investigating a suspected indecent exposure on a bus in Colchester.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages