Tour de Broads organiser sets sight on closed-road cycle race after Great Yarmouth event’s success

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

The organiser of the Tour de Broads has set his sights on organising a closed-road cycle race, after hailing the success of his latest event.

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

The Tour de Broads South saw more than 1,600 cyclists whizz around Norfolk and north Suffolk, with the ride starting and finishing in Great Yarmouth.

Now, organiser Neil Turner of Pedal Revolution has highlighted a closed-road event as a potential future venture, as well as more family-orientated cycling activities.

Mr Turner said: 'The event was a big success. There was quite a strong wind to contest with so Norfolk lived up to its reputation, but with beautiful scenery to enjoy on the way it was a great day out for all who took part.

'The borough council have been extremely supportive throughout the event and Great Yarmouth was an excellent host and did its bit as a town to make the event the success it was.

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

'One ambition I have is to organise a closed-road event, something I have wanted to do for quite some time.'

Mr Turner praised the town for hosting the event, adding that he is keen to organise further cycling events in the town.

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He added: 'We're always looking at ways to grow the event and in future I would also love to organise more family-orientated cycling events. Somewhere down the line I would love to put on a three-day festival of cycling with events for families to take part in, as well as catering to serious competitive cyclists.'

Cyclists took part in one of five different courses at the Tour de Broads South - 100, 75, 25, 50 or four miles long, taking in different sights around the region.

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

A sister event, Tour de Broads North, takes place on August 20, starting at Hoveton Hall.

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo

Riders taking to the roads of Great Yarmouth as they embark on the Tour de Broads ( South ) . Photo : Steve Adams

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