Wednesday morning saw traffic re routed, roads closed, barriers and stages put up, and Denbigh become a Mecca to local cyclists. Today – the Tour of Britain came to town – and all the spectacle that comes with that.
With a 1030am start the top of the High Street Denbigh became the hub of all the excitement, as riders, pulling a variety of faces as they rode up the hill from their caravans and coaches up to the stage to sign on.
With Layla and her Dad down to visit team Sky and be mascot for the day, Justin and Anthony in the VIP enclosure – we had a great view of the amassed locals in kit, Rhos, Lon Las Loonies, Melyd, Rhyl amidst the heaving crowds.
The spectacle of signing on, and posing for team photos in order of team took place, with all the usual suspects, hero’s, and some pretty amazing moustaches it would seem – before assembling for a sedate roll off at the start.
A group of the club members then went on to collect at A&D’s Sam’s Cafe before heading off for a ride for the remains of the day… the type with lots of café and pub stops. What a perfect day – and such great weather for it.