May 20 2013 Latest news:
Lizzie Dearden, Reporter
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Tour de France will be doing a tour of Redbridge in 2014.
The world-famous 23-day race will come to London for the second time ever and travel through boroughs including Waltham Forest, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Westminster.
Sir Bradley Wiggins made history by winning the coveted yellow jersey in the 2012 Tour and he is expected to join other famous faces in the 2014 race.
The exact details of the route through Redbridge will be released tomorrow.
The leader and deputy leader of Redbridge Council, Cllr Keith Prince and Cllr Ian Bond, welcomed the news.
In a joint statement, they said: “The Tour de France is an incredible test of skill, strength and endurance, and following Sir Bradley’s success last year and the achievement of our Olympic and Paralympic Cyclists we believe this is a fantastic time to be involved with cycling on such a grand scale.”
The British section of the race is starting in Yorkshire and London will be the last stage before the cyclists head to France.
The final stretch is planned to take the competitors past the front of Buckingham Palace to finish on The Mall.