Business owners in Waltham Forest will be hosting French-themed events in the borough on Monday as the Tour de France passes through

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rita Acharya has painted her pub for the Tour de France in Waltham Forest on Monday Rita Acharya has painted her pub for the Tour de France in Waltham Forest on Monday

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Waltham Forest on Monday to cheer on the most famous faces in the cycling world as they whizz through the borough.

This year the Tour de France route will bring cyclists in from Epping via the Waterworks roundabout onto Woodford New Road, down Lea Bridge Road, through Leyton and on to the Olympic Park.

Ahead of the event, businesses in the borough are expecting to see a lively and profitable day, despite the bikes passing for just a few minutes at 2.30pm.

Pubs, shops and cafe owners are preparing to make the most of the historic occasion.

Art has been a major theme in the week heading up to the event with business owners transforming their shops to mark the event.

Rita Acharya landlady of the Hare and Hounds pub in Leyton is having a yellow strip painted around her pub with murals of bike wheels on the side.

For more on this story see this week's Waltham Forest Guardian and Chingford Guardian - out tomorrow.

 

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11:59am Wed 2 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

I hope there will be a great police presence to prevent opportunist crime.
I hope there will be a great police presence to prevent opportunist crime. Villagecranberry
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2:10pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Went by Whipps Cross this morning , there was about 8 lengths of cheap bunting precariously hanging between lamp posts. On the way back Insay a man on a cherry picker taking it all down!

Further up the road was a promotional bicycle mounted on a new car that has already had the saddle stolen off of it.

This with all the dumped rubbish opposite the TA Centre and semi derelict old Chestnuts Pub makes the area an embarrassment when the worlds cameras come through the Borough.

Failed Labour again, no pride or shame.
Went by Whipps Cross this morning , there was about 8 lengths of cheap bunting precariously hanging between lamp posts. On the way back Insay a man on a cherry picker taking it all down! Further up the road was a promotional bicycle mounted on a new car that has already had the saddle stolen off of it. This with all the dumped rubbish opposite the TA Centre and semi derelict old Chestnuts Pub makes the area an embarrassment when the worlds cameras come through the Borough. Failed Labour again, no pride or shame. Villagecranberry
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