Celebrations planned for Tour of Britain at SEaton

PUBLISHED: 16:33 07 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:08 16 June 2010

SEATON community groups and schools have planned festivities to mark the Tour of Britain Cycle Race, which is passing through the town on Friday, September 18.

SEATON community groups and schools have planned festivities to mark the Tour of Britain Cycle Race, which is passing through the town on Friday, September 18.

Two days of celebrations are expected to include entertainment and competitions for all ages.

Pupils from local schools will add to the fun with music, flags and cycling activities.

And special boat trips will be run by Stuart Lines, and a BMX competition will be held at the skateboard.

Margaret Rogers, former Devon County Councillor for Seaton Coastal, has given £2,000 from her 2008/09 locality budget to Seaton Tourist Information Centre, which could be used to help finance the event and provide new flags.

Seaton Chamber of Commerce has organised bike themed events and a street market over the Friday and Saturday.

The chamber will hold an 'I Spy' children's competition from September 12 to 19 - with 14 bike parts placed in shops and businesses across town. Entry forms can be picked up from the TIC, New Look News, Frydays and Simply Chocolate. The winner will receive a family ticket to Pecorama.

A raffles has also been organised and there are three bikes to be won - with tickets from many shops in town.

Members of Axe Valley Pedallers, Seaton Carnival Committee, Seaton Visitor Centre Trust, Seaton and District Lions, Seaton Rotary Club and Seaton Majorettes are also planning two days of celebrations.


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