We arrived quite late to the finish in Mansfield. We had spent alot of time watching it around Notts and as we got into Mansfield, most of the main roads were obviously closed. Just abandoned the car in a nearby residential area and dashed to the finishing stage. Rain was just starting and the crowds were massive so we watched Ian Stannard win and then headed straight for the team buses (well, the Sky bus to be exact!). Wise move as the crowds were already building up there. We were about second row back from the barriers. After 10 minutes I looked round and it was 20 deep ! Just a glimpse of the riders would have been enough, but what a treat we had. After they had showered and changed, out they all came and stayed for pics and autographs for a good half hour. More than I could have dreamed of, a perfect day. Hope you like our pics.
Bike problems being explained
That's another one done !
Bikes just propped against the bus then in for a shower and food
A happy Chris
Giving away drinks bottles, but afraid none came our way
Even the big boss man was out with the crowds
A perfect day. One that I will remember forever x