People lined the roads of Pucklechurch, Bridgeyate, Oldland Common, Bitton, Swineford and Kelston this afternoon to cheer on the world’s top cyclists in the Tour of Britain.
Accompanied by their support vehicles and a large contingent of police outriders, they hurtled through on Stage 5 of the race from Aberdare to Bath.
New Zealander Jack Bauer won the race closely followed by Frenchman Amael Moinard. Britain’s Erick Rowsell was third.
In total there are eight stages in the Tour of Britain which began last Sunday in Glasgow and finishes this Sunday in London. Stage 6 tomorrow starts in Sidmouth and will cover 150km, finishing at Haytor in Dartmoor National Park.
On Saturday, Bristol will host a double stage including both an individual time trial and a circuit race.
Both stages will start from the Downs and the 15.3km circuit will take in some of the city’s most iconic sites.