Tour of Britain – Cheshire


tour-of-britian1

Stage Three of Tour of Britain. Photography by Tina Pheasant

 

“Still got a lot to go”

September 6th marked the day of Stage Three of Tour of Britain, and a breath-taking win by Ian Stannard. With hundreds of locals taking to the streets to cheer on them on, the cyclists made their way from Congleton to Tatton Park in Knutsford, where more people eagerly waited to see who would win the stage.

By holding a local contest, the trophy, winner’s jersey and flag was designed by school children who presented their creations on stage. The trophy was brought to life by the talented Deborah Moses, a glass artist from Knutsford, who also created the stunning orange bike displays positioned throughout the race track.

Cheshire East Council went all out with entertainment for the bustling crowds that gathered on the Tatton Park lawns. From food stalls to arts and crafts, and demonstrations, many visitors took to lounging on the grass to watch the live action shown on a giant TV towering above the track.

 

tour-of-britian7

Stage Three of Tour of Britain. Photography by John Haywood

Stage Three of Tour of Britain

Map of Stage Three of Tour of Britain

Stage Three of Tour of Britain

Stage Three of Tour of Britain. Photography by Tina Pheasant

Stage Three of Tour of Britain

Stage Three of Tour of Britain. Photography by Tina Pheasant

 

Truly embracing the spirit of things, many people decided to cycle to the event in their full get-up as a show of universal support, leaving their bikes either tied to the many racks available as they excitedly waited for race to pass.

The real excitement started when the cyclists came close to the parks finish line. With thousands of people packing against the railing, banging out the beat of the music blaring from speakers, the first few cyclists crossed the finish line, pushing with all the energy they had left.

A sense of patriotism delighted the crowd as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place went to three British participants. The winner, a local man from Manchester, Ian Stannard, proudly took to the podium to receive his trophy and modestly stated;

“I’ve been struggling a bit, especially after Rio, so it was nice to get a win under the belt.”

 

Stage Three of Tour of Britain

Ian Stannard Stage Three of Tour of Britain Winner. Photography by Tina Pheasant

Trophy designed by Deborah Moses of The Silver Zebra

Stage Three of Tour of Britain

Ian Stannard Stage Three of Tour of Britain Winner. Photography by John Haywood

Trophy designed by Deborah Moses of The Silver Zebra

Stage Three of Tour of Britain

Julien Vermote retained the Yellow Jersey for Stage Three of Tour of Britain. Photography by Tina Pheasant

 

This is the first time Ian Stannard has won a stage in the Tour of Britain, and what an achievement it was, with him breaking from the pack early on in the race and securing a huge 7-minute lead.

There was truly a sense of community within this event, with businesses, volunteers and locals all giving up their time to support the determined athletes, and with that, support all the British athletes who have represented us in similar events and the recent Rio Olympics.

 

Find out about about Stage Three of Tour of Britain:

 

Cheshire East: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

Cheshire Tour of Britain: www.cheshiretourofbritain.co.uk

Tour of Britain: www.tourofbritain.co.uk

Tatton Park: www.tattonpark.org.uk

Thropy and sculpture designer: www.thesilverzebra.co.uk

Photography Contributor: www.johnhaywoodphotography.com

 

 


 

Edward VII – The Uncle of Europe

Edward VII – The Uncle of Europe

  The 9th November 2016 marks the 175th birthday of Edward VII, who ruled over […]

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill – The Life Aquatic with Paul Caputo

Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill – The Life Aquatic with Paul Caputo

This historical eatery opened its doors in 1916 and while today’s ambiance represents its swanky Mayfair postcode.

Sir George Henry Martin CBE

Sir George Henry Martin CBE

Foxley mourns the loss of infamous record producer, a man often referred to as ‘The Fifth Beatle’, due to his extensive work on each record produced by The Beatles.

Southport: 90 years of speed

Southport: 90 years of speed

We visit the Southport Festival of Speed for the original Sunbeam Tiger, Sir Henry Seagrave broke the world land speed record in 1926.

Kensington Bespoke – Singin’ in the Rain

Kensington Bespoke – Singin’ in the Rain

  Given the unpredictability of British weather, where showers seem imminent at any moment, even […]

Rule, Britannia! – The Queen Celebrates Sapphire Jubilee

Rule, Britannia! – The Queen Celebrates Sapphire Jubilee

  The 6th February 2017 marks Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 65th year on the […]

Gruhme – Trust, Not Egos.

Gruhme – Trust, Not Egos.

  The last time we met up with fragrance connoisseur and CEO and founder of […]

Distinctive Chesterfields

Distinctive Chesterfields

Yorkshire Handmade Furniture Manufacturer Distinctive Chesterfields launches international showrooms.

Ushiwear – A Hands-On Approach

Ushiwear – A Hands-On Approach

  Established in 2008, the team at Yorkshire-based fashion brand Ushiwear operate under an ethos […]

A Little Piece of Home

A Little Piece of Home

With roots stemming back to the 18th century, Titchmarsh & Goodwin pride themselves on being a family orientated business.

Portabello Interiors – A Snapshot of Culture

Portabello Interiors – A Snapshot of Culture

  Portabello Interiors are a British luxury furniture brand, proudly creating bespoke exquisite pieces, all […]

Supercar Showdown II – Salon Privé Returns

Supercar Showdown II – Salon Privé Returns

  Last year, The Foxley Docket had the absolute privilege of attending Salon Privé, an […]

 


 



subscribe to foxley docket magazine, luxury magazine