Russell: Colchester would benefit from a "Tour de Pothole"

Braintree and Witham Times: MP Russell questions PM on defence cuts

4:01pm Friday 11th April 2014

HOSTING a stage of the Tour de France in Colchester would quickly solve the town’s pothole woes, MP Sir Bob Russell told colleagues.

Tour de France chief praises Essex

Braintree and Witham Times: Back row L-R: Jason Fergus, Christian Prudhomme, Cllr Ann Naylor, Cllr Ray Gooding. Front row: Shane and Lana Redgewell

4:41pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Christian Prudhomme believes Tour de France will have a great time in the county

Cycle fans organise ride to Tour de France viewing point

Braintree and Witham Times: Chris Froome wants to make it two consecutive Tour de France victories

10:30am Monday 24th March 2014

Cycling enthusiasts are looking forward to the “once in a lifetime” chance to see the Tour de France up close.

Roads impress Tour de France bosses ahead of Essex leg

Braintree and Witham Times: Team Sky's Chris Froome, of Great Britain, in the centre of the peloton as it makes its way along the Champs Elysees during the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris, France, last year

8:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

TOUR de France organisers were impressed with the state of Essex’s roads when they drove along the route, a highways chief claims.

Road closures in Chelmsford for Tour de France stage revealed

Braintree and Witham Times: Team Sky's Chris Froome, of Great Britain, in the centre of the peloton as it makes its way along the Champs Elysees during the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris, France, last year

12:35pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

ROADS which will be closed around Chelmsford when the Tour de France comes through in July have been revealed.

All-day road closures as Tour de France comes to our area

Braintree and Witham Times: Bradley Wiggins celebrates in his famous yellow jersey after winning this year’s Tour de France

10:27am Tuesday 25th February 2014

Roads near this year’s Tour de France route will be closed from 7.30am to 4pm on the day of the race.

New law needed to allow Tour de France to come to Essex

Braintree and Witham Times: Tour de France champion Chris Froome

11:00am Wednesday 19th February 2014

A new law will need to be passed to allow the Tour de France to pass through Braintree district this summer.

Tour de France could spark sports boost in Essex, say council leaders

Braintree and Witham Times: Leigh-on-Sea based cyclists Joe Giggins and Lloyd Chapman with councillor Ann Naylor

3:05pm Monday 17th February 2014

Council leaders hope the arrival of the Tour will help encourage residents to take up a new sport.

Wiggins ready to be a team player

Braintree and Witham Times: Bradley Wiggins says he will help Chris Froome

8:20am Saturday 15th February 2014

Sir Bradley Wiggins is ready to help team-mate Chris Froome in his attempt to retain his Tour de France title, saying he will not "sulk" about taking second billing after rediscovering his love for cycling.






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