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Evesham Editorial 11th Sep, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AS RIDERS clocked up the miles in the Tour of Britain, local residents were quick to record the day on various social media outlets.

The Observer chronicled the tour’s progress by retweeting pictures taken along the route, from the packed streets of Pershore to the enthusisam which greeted the riders in Evesham.

And before the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins bid farewell to the Vale, residents in Broadway had a glimpse of the two-wheeled stars in action on a warm late summer day.

As well as our Twitter page @EveshamObserver, we also highlighted the hugely successful day on our @EveshamHour page which promotes the best of Evesham, Pershore and Broadway.

Among those to contact us was proud Broadway mum Fiona Legge who tweeted: “Fun to watch #tourofbritain at the end of our street – my nearly 1 year olds sons response was hilarious!!”

Local businesses in Evesham were out in force for the event including the staff from Johnson’s Chartered Surveyors who recorded the riders as they passed down Vine Street.

Staff from Rooftop Housing Group, Pride Clothing, Timothy Lea and Griffiths were among the others to hit the streets to cheer the riders on.

The riders efforts certainly impressed the staff at Sowerby Footwear who tweeted: “Wow! So impressive! Good luck on the rest of the journey guys! #evesham #strength.”

Members of the Vale of Evesham Commerce and Tourism Association (VECTA) also tweeted during the event.

Perhaps the best tweet of the day to sum up the experience came from Evesham Town Council who simply said: “#Evesham #tourofbritain #Proud”

Riders pass through Broadway during Stage Four of the Tour of Britain. Picture by Fiona Legge

And young Dominic Legge was certainly left impressed by the stars as they passed! Picture by Fiona Legge.

Staff from Johnsons await the arrival of the riders. Picture by Tom Tarver

Staff from Rooftop Housing Group captured the moment the riders in the peloton raced into Evesham.