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Welcoming the Tour de France to Tower Hamlets


After the Grand Depart from Yorkshire, the Tour de France makes its way to London via Cambridge.

Large scale events are nothing new in London but the Tour de France offers something slightly different.

Although it does not go through the Island itself , it does travel very close by and thousands of people from the Island  joined the crowds.

Aspen Way lies just behind Canary Wharf and was a favourite location for the office workers.


Waiting for the Cyclists to arrive, the crowd was entertained by the Caravan, a strange mixture of sponsors, team coaches and cars and various security vehicles.


Unfortunately the afternoon was punctuated by heavy rain showers but these did little to dampen the crowds spirit. Even the DLR got into the Le Tour mood with two specially painted carriages.


When the race finally arrived it took many by surprise  how quick the cyclists were racing.


Two breakaway riders were quickly followed by the peloton.


And then it was all over, the cyclists racing into central London and the finish.


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