Traders hope business will be booming during the Tour de France

Braintree and Witham Times: The Tour de France route through Essex The Tour de France route through Essex

Traders are hoping business will be booming as thousands of people are expected to pack into small villages to experience the Tour de France.

Parish councils, shops, pubs and cafés all hope to benefit as the world’s top riders race through the district before they leave Britain for mainland Europe.

The famous race will pass through Finchingfield, Wethersfield, Shalford, Great Saling and Rayne on Monday, July 7.

The 99-mile stage will start in Cambridge and end on The Mall in London.

Up to 10,000 spectators are expected to line the streets of Rayne.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for an in-depth look at the Tour de France coming to the district.

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5:29pm Sun 25 May 14

Bhudeeka says...

I hope there is not going to be any damage to our villages and countryside with all these people trapsing through them
I hope there is not going to be any damage to our villages and countryside with all these people trapsing through them Bhudeeka
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9:30pm Sun 25 May 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

I'll be there and urge all locals from surrounding areas to support this treasured event.
I'll be there and urge all locals from surrounding areas to support this treasured event. OMPITA [Intl]
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7:36am Mon 26 May 14

pierre-pierre says...

Wife uncle lives in a side road in Shalford village, he wont be able to leave home all day, and no shops or busses either

tell that to the residence, blow the traders
Wife uncle lives in a side road in Shalford village, he wont be able to leave home all day, and no shops or busses either tell that to the residence, blow the traders pierre-pierre
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1:00pm Tue 27 May 14

pierre-pierre says...

just got the EEC pamphlet on Le tour, Braintree Railway to route only 40 min walk, if you arrive by bike, you have to get off and push it, nice cycle route from Station to Rayne, but the only way to get off it is at the Old Rayne station, which is holding a three day carnival (Sat, Sun. Mon?), but you can park your transport for a fee in the Gt Notley Country park , (Pay and display: 8am – 5pm £3.50 per car) and walk a trek from there

roads only shut from 07:30 to 16:00
just got the EEC pamphlet on Le tour, Braintree Railway to route only 40 min walk, if you arrive by bike, you have to get off and push it, nice cycle route from Station to Rayne, but the only way to get off it is at the Old Rayne station, which is holding a three day carnival (Sat, Sun. Mon?), but you can park your transport for a fee in the Gt Notley Country park , (Pay and display: 8am – 5pm £3.50 per car) and walk a trek from there roads only shut from 07:30 to 16:00 pierre-pierre
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