South Norfolk town’s responses are positive to Women’s Tour arrival

The Tour of Britain rode through Old Buckenham on Saturday, September 12. ANL-150914-144008001
The Tour of Britain rode through Old Buckenham on Saturday, September 12. ANL-150914-144008001

The news that the Women’s tour is set to visit a pair of south Norfolk towns has been met with positivity by each council’s respective leaders.

Last week it was announced the opening stage of the Aviva Women’s Tour, on Wednesday, June 15, would start in Southwold and finish in Norwich, passing through the district.

Harleston, Norfolk. Barry Woods new chairman of Harleston Town Council ANL-140827-145805001

Harleston, Norfolk. Barry Woods new chairman of Harleston Town Council ANL-140827-145805001

And while a spokesperson said the exact locations and times would be confirmed in the coming months, early maps show Harleston and Attleborough are set to host part of Stage 1.

Mayor of Attleborough Tony Perkins said the announcement was “fabulous” for the town.

“We welcomed the Men’s Tour in September in spectacular fashion and to be able to get a chance to do it again is great for the town,” he said.

“It goes to prove that Attleborough can host some terrific events.

We all feel that if it goes well, it will be wonderful

Barry Woods

“Its great for Attleborough and its great for the world to see how lovely Attleborough is.”

Redenhall with Harleston Town Council chairman Barry Woods said he was pleased the Women’s Tour would be coming to Norfolk for the first time.

“We all feel that if it goes well, it will be wonderful,” he said. “It will be a good draw for the town.

“It’s a first for us and we think it will be great.”

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