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Tendring: Women’s Cycle tour is set to boost district when it passes through on May 9 and 11

18:17 08 April 2014

Emma Trott

Emma Trott

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The inaugural Women’s Tour cycle race will provide massive benefits to Tendring when it arrives in the district twice next month.

The event, which features the best female international road cyclists, including world and Olympic champions, is expected to be watched by a huge television audience across the world.

In just four weeks’ time, visitors to the area will be arriving from around the UK and abroad as enthusiasts flood in to line the route to watch the action live – and spend their cash with local businesses and traders.

Tendring District Council successfully managed to secure two stages of the tour with Stage 3 finishing in Clacton on May 9 and Stage 5 starting in Harwich on May 11.

It is the only area to have two of the stages – with the aim that as many towns and villages as possible will get to benefit.

Mick Page, council leader, said: “The excitement is really starting to build and everyone is looking to make the most of this prestigious top-class event.” Mr Page said it would “give the 2014 summer season the perfect lift-off”.

Mark Platt, the council’s cabinet member for tourism, events and leisure facilities, added: It would be fantastic if this was to become a regular on our calendar and another huge attraction to boost the local economy in the same way as the Clacton Air Show does every August.

“The tour has the potential to create a massive feel-good factor in Tendring.”

The council is organising its annual Tour de Tendring, to take place half an hour after the professional riders have set off from Harwich on May 11 with routes of six, 20 and 60 miles.

For further information, visit www.bike-events.com.

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