Bunting now runs the length of Uckfield High Street and into Church Street in time for Uckfield Carnival and ready for the arrival of Tour of Britain cyclists on Saturday, September 13.
Uckfield Mayor Cllr Ian Smith thanked helpers from Uckfield Rotary, Lions, Carnival Society, Chamber of Commerce and town councillors who gave up time over the weekend to put up the bunting.
He also thanked John Rose for the loan of ladders and City Electrical for donating cable clips to fix the bunting.
Sir Bradley Wiggins in Tour of Britain
The Tour of Britain cycle race is expected to arrive in Uckfield soon after lunch on Saturday, September 13. Tour de France winner in 2012, Sir Bradley Wiggins, is seeking to defend the British title he took last year. He will be in the colours of Team Sky.
Riders will come along the A272 from Haywards Heath, through Newick and at Piltdown take Shortbridge Road, Rocks Road and Church Street into Uckfield.
Exact time of arrival will depend on the speed of the race.
Updated race times for Uckfield
Updated estimated times show the race arriving in Uckfield at 12.54pm (fast speed), 1.12pm at average speed and 1.29pm at slow speed. The lead cars will be about 15 minutes in front of the cyclists.
Wiggins should, if all is going according to plan, be in main field going through Uckfield, surrounded by team-mates.
After going down the High Street, the riders will turn left at the traffic lights in Framfield Road and head to Blackboys on the B2012 where they will arrive six or seven minutes after going through Uckfield. Timings for Framfield are + four minutes on the Uckfield times.
Spectators in the High Street will only get a brief glimpse of the race with speeds of around 60mph being attained down the hill.
During this year’s British stages of the Tour de France, the riders had all gone by a location within five or six minutes.
Some of the team big names of international pro-cycling will be represented including Garmin Sharp, Movistar, Omega Pharma-Quick-Step, Tinkoff Saxo, Giant Shimano and Britain’s Team Sky.
Marcel Kittel rides for Giant Shimano and won the Tour de France stages into Harrogate and The Mall, London. He also won further stages in Lille and Paris.
Other big name competitors include Nicholas Roche (Tinkoff Saxo)
The race starts in Liverpool and runs from September 7 to 14.
Here’s the official Tour of Britain website.
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