Date Published 20 January 2007
The countdown begins to the biggest annual sporting event in the world, as the official route is announced. The race for the Yellow jersey will begin in London on July 6 and reach our local areas for the first time in its 100-year history on Sunday, July 8. Transport for London (TFL) announced that Stage one of the tour will race along Woolwich Road, Upper Abbey wood, onto Erith Road, Fraser Road, Bexley Road, Queens Road South, North end Road and then Thames Road, Erith before heading out to Canterbury. The race will be run on closed roads, with the roads closed for several hours, with some additional parking controls in place on and near the race route.
` TFL ` will be working hard, with the emergency services and borough councils, to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum so everyone can enjoy this fantastic free-to-view event safely.
In Kent, the tour will pass through Dart ford, Gravesend, Medway, Ton bridge, Tunbridle Wells, Maid stone and Ashford before the stage finishes in Canterbury.