Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Tour de France: London

A (very) brief update from the event's official website:

'Caravan parade departs the Mall at 08:40. Riders sign on at the Podium between 09.25-10.20. Riders depart the Mall (Depart Fictif) at 10:25. Tower Bridge Ceremony 10:40-10:50. Depart Reel at Romney Road, opposite Maritime Museum, Greenwich at 11:00.'

All this takes place on July 8, a day after the event's 'prologue'- an official fly-by, basically- on the seventh: the second anniversary of the 7/7 attacks, and the same day as Al Gore's eco-fest at Wembley. (There is, in addition, an opening pageant taking place in Trafalgar Square on the evening of July 6th.)

I'll take a closer look at the routes later, to see whether we can tie any of the above in to our Pilgrim's Way/Watling Street speculations. What we do know is that the cyclists, when in Greenwich, will be symbolically traversing the Prime Meridian...


Rodrigo said...

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aferrismoon said...

Tour de France - tours is French for Tower n'est ce pas. As in the I fell tower or the Tour I fell.