Tour de France expected to give pubs 'enormous boost' in Woodford Green and South Woodford

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Scott Randall and Andrew Zacharia of the Travellers Friend in Woodford will be hosting a Tour de France event Buy this photo Scott Randall and Andrew Zacharia of the Travellers Friend in Woodford will be hosting a Tour de France event

Publicans are expecting an “enormous boost” when the Tour de France visits the area next month 

The race route will take in High Road, Woodford Green, and Woodford New Road after riders arrive from Epping Forest and head for central London, via Waltham Forest, on July 7.

The race is expected to arrive at 2.40pm after thousands have gathered along the route and publicans are hoping they will be looking to quench their thirst in nearby watering holes.

Scott Randall, owner of Travellers Friend in High Road, Woodford Green, has arranged a family event to mark the occasion.

He said: “We will have a barbeque, a bouncy castle, a jazz band are coming too, so it will be a great community event which will boost our trade.”

“We are expecting a few thousand people to be milling around on the day. The fact transport is stopping will attract more people to our pub.

“It will be a tremendous and enormous event for everyone. It really is a once in a lifetime opportunity."

Jennifer Uzice, a supervisor at The George in Woodford New Road, South Woodford, is expecting a busy day.

She said:  “It will definitely be an enormous boost for our business.

“It will help massively with bringing the money in.

“Any crowd is a good crowd for us. These types of events really help local businesses with trade.

“We plan to have an area outside the pub for people to watch it and it promises to really bring the community together.”

All Saints Church and Woodford Wells Club in Monkhams Lane, Woodford Wells, will both open their doors to the community for the day, offering a a café, toilets and TV screens.

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1:31pm Wed 11 Jun 14

hursthill says...

.... " a few thousand people milling around "....
No public toilets.
It will cetainly attract more people to the pubs.
.... " a few thousand people milling around ".... No public toilets. It will cetainly attract more people to the pubs. hursthill
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1:32pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

hursthill wrote:
.... " a few thousand people milling around "....
No public toilets.
It will cetainly attract more people to the pubs.
Don't blink.
[quote][p][bold]hursthill[/bold] wrote: .... " a few thousand people milling around ".... No public toilets. It will cetainly attract more people to the pubs.[/p][/quote]Don't blink. Villagecranberry
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4:27pm Wed 11 Jun 14

jonny mash says...

The roads have been resurfaced and extra chicanes have been put in place to help the riders traverse the dangerous Whipps Cross roundabout and Baker's Arms one way system. I urge all residents to come out and cheer on the event whilst enjoying a day free of white van men and other road ragers, in the past visitors to the original Walthamstow Village festival (in the 90's) used to be able to enjoy such pleasures on a yearly basis before the event was banned due to complaints by the loony lefty newcomers who did not want little Oliver, Thomas, Tristan and Felicity to be awakened by the great unwashed. If they had their way they would erect a Berlin Wall type barrier around "the village" to keep out anyone who did not fit in with their socioeconomic demographic. Viva la France, we die together
The roads have been resurfaced and extra chicanes have been put in place to help the riders traverse the dangerous Whipps Cross roundabout and Baker's Arms one way system. I urge all residents to come out and cheer on the event whilst enjoying a day free of white van men and other road ragers, in the past visitors to the original Walthamstow Village festival (in the 90's) used to be able to enjoy such pleasures on a yearly basis before the event was banned due to complaints by the loony lefty newcomers who did not want little Oliver, Thomas, Tristan and Felicity to be awakened by the great unwashed. If they had their way they would erect a Berlin Wall type barrier around "the village" to keep out anyone who did not fit in with their socioeconomic demographic. Viva la France, we die together jonny mash
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5:07pm Wed 11 Jun 14

stickmanny says...

Best post for a long time :)
Best post for a long time :) stickmanny
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