A NEW YouTube video has been released capturing all the action of the Commonwealth Games cycling road races in Warwick.
Over the summer, several events in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games took place in Warwickshire. These included the Women’s and Men’s Road Cycling Races along the historic streets of Warwick and the lawn bowls and para lawn bowls, which took place in Victoria Park in Leamington.
The road race was particularly exciting for residents as it was one of only a few events within the Games that spectators could access and enjoy without a ticket. Tens of thousands of cycling fans took up the opportunity on August 7 and lined the streets along the route to watch the excitement of the cycle races.
While during the period of the Games, Warwick and Leamington both enjoyed festival atmospheres as the sporting action was brought live to the town via giant screens.
Other entertainment contributed to the atmosphere, bringing in hoards of spectators and providing a much-needed boost to the town centre economies.
And Warwickshire County Council (WCC) has now released a new video, giving residents the opportunity to relive some of the excitement of the road races.
Coun Izzi Seccombe, WCC Leader, said: “What a fantastic day for Warwickshire the road races were and what an incredible once-in-a-generation summer of sport for our region
“In the women’s and men’s road races we were treated to a magnificent day of action and excitement thanks to all the competitors and spectators who turned out in Warwick under bright sunshine and blue skies to enjoy the event.
“Once again, Warwickshire showed that it is the go-to county for hosting world class cycling events after the success in recent years of the Women’s Tours and the Tour of Britain.
“We have once again made the most of the opportunity to showcase everything the area has to offer to an international audience. With millions watching on television around the world, the event was a huge boost to our international recognition and to our local economy.”
Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-yFTSyFGcU