The Tour de France 2014 Comes Near Fuller’s Hill Cottages!

Cambridgeshire Countryside near Fuller's Hill Cottages

Cambridgeshire Countryside near Fuller’s Hill Cottages

The Tour de France comes through Cambridge one month from today, on Monday 7th July, about a 20mins drive from Fuller’s Hill Cottages.

Beginning on Gonville Place by Parker’s Piece, the peloton will ride through the historic city centre via Regent Street and Sidney Street before turning left at the Round Church.

The riders will then travel past the world famous colleges of St Johns, Trinity and Kings as they cycle along Kings Parade and Trumpington Street before leaving the city via Trumpington Road.

The peloton will then race through the rest of Cambridgeshire via the A1301 taking in the beautiful villages in the south of the county including Trumpington, Great Shelford and Hinxton.

The Tour will then leave Cambridgeshire traveling on to Saffron Walden and through Essex towards London to finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

Christian Prudhomme, director of Le Tour, says:“the third stage from the cycling city of Cambridge to the historic heart of London will provide a fitting finale. The British cycling fans are passionate people and I am sure they will line the routes of the three stages cheering the teams and riders all the way from Yorkshire to London, providing an unforgettable start to the 2014 Tour.”

A map and a list of road closures in Cambridge during the race can be found at here.

A map of the route can be found here

Fuller’s Hill Cottages still has some availability during this iconic cycling race.  However, it is advisable to book up as quickly as possible as the Summer brings about a busy period for us.

Fuller’s Hill Cottages will also be getting a couple of bikes for the Summer for guests to rent out. Please advise us when making your booking so we can ensure that they are here!  We will also be providing local cycle routes and maps for the keen cyclist. For more information, please call Jenny on 07544 208959.