TDF Cambridge Next Year...

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TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby andyb78 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 13:55 pm

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/Route-of-Tour-de-France-2014-through-Cambridge-revealed-20131023115637.htm

400,000 people descending on Cambridge? Really?!

Looks like there should be some good spots to see the peloton pootle through though. Might take the day off work!
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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby skybie » Thu Oct 24, 2013 18:21 pm

Already booked the day off :D
Thought I would go into Cambridge but after seeing the route there are some really nice villages they are going through so I have changed my mind. The thought of trying to get into Cambridge on a normal day is bad enough but on the race day it will be mental :(

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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby MTB-Idle » Thu Oct 24, 2013 19:24 pm

the miserable old gits out in force in the message section i see...
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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby zippy483 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 20:10 pm

Could anyone point me to a resource that shows the actual route please I don't seem to be able to find anything other than the map with a vague arc from cambridge to london ??

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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby Solstice21 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 20:15 pm

zippy483 wrote:Could anyone point me to a resource that shows the actual route please I don't seem to be able to find anything other than the map with a vague arc from cambridge to london ??



official TDF site has a zoomable map.
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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby spen666 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 07:24 am

Solstice21 wrote:
zippy483 wrote:Could anyone point me to a resource that shows the actual route please I don't seem to be able to find anything other than the map with a vague arc from cambridge to london ??





official TDF site has a zoomable map.


have you got a link for this? I can't seem to find the zoomable map
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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby Solstice21 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 07:40 am

Weird! I think it's down or been pulled. Try this though......

http://www.letour.2014stage3.com/wp-con ... ersion.pdf
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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby andyb78 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 14:44 pm

MTB-Idle wrote:the miserable old gits out in force in the message section i see...



Not sure what this means??!! If you're referring to me MTB, you've got it just a little wrong...
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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby BillyMansell » Mon Oct 28, 2013 14:57 pm

andyb78 wrote:
MTB-Idle wrote:the miserable old gits out in force in the message section i see...



Not sure what this means??!! If you're referring to me MTB, you've got it just a little wrong...

Unless you're one of the miserable gits who has posted a comment in reply to the article then there's no reason to assume they're referring to you.

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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby Pufftmw » Tue Oct 29, 2013 13:33 pm

Interesting route and guaranteed traffic chaos :D

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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby SteppenHerring » Tue Oct 29, 2013 14:27 pm

I mis-read and thought stage 3 was starting from Ambridge. I was looking forward to Eddy trying to sell the riders "Borcestershire EPO".
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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby andyb78 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 15:06 pm

BillyMansell wrote:
andyb78 wrote:
MTB-Idle wrote:the miserable old gits out in force in the message section i see...



Not sure what this means??!! If you're referring to me MTB, you've got it just a little wrong...

Unless you're one of the miserable gits who has posted a comment in reply to the article then there's no reason to assume they're referring to you.



Aha!! Gotcha. Think a bit of paranoia set in there for some reason? Sorry MTB! The CEN comments are legendary...Raymond Brown as author and chief agitator of the cyclist / motorist debate casues me much mirth on at least a weekly basis...
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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby PerformingMonkey » Tue Oct 29, 2013 15:34 pm

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July 7th 2014 OK. Must take my holiday then! Hope they have plenty of helpers picking up all the discarded needles.

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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby sswiss » Tue Oct 29, 2013 16:51 pm

andyb78 wrote:The CEN comments are legendary...Raymond Brown as author and chief agitator of the cyclist / motorist debate casues me much mirth on at least a weekly basis...


...^...as a Cambridge resident the CEN is full of comedy journalism....not deliberately laughable, if you know what I mean! :D

I for one will am looking forward to le tour coming through Cambridge...won't ever happen again!

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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby Iand-83 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 20:49 pm

I am looking forwards to it too, going to be booking the day off work once I am allowed to book any holiday next year.

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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby t4tomo » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:40 pm

Presumably the bit in cambridge centre, being the start of the stage, will be a neutralised pootle and the flag will only drop once they are heading out of town.
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Re: TDF Cambridge Next Year...

Postby corriebee1 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 14:14 pm

Can't wait!

The start line is visible from our office car park, and we're having a big BBQ for some of the people we do business with.

We have a large, secure walled car-park about 10 metres from the start line so I've suggested to the boss that we offer paddock facilities to Team Sky!! :D


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