The best cyclists in the world will be pedalling through parts of Uttlesford, Braintree, Chelmsford and Epping Forest this year following confirmation of the 2014 Tour de France route.
Le Tour will be coming to Essex on Monday 7th July 2014 for the third stage in the three-week race. The full route announcement was made at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. The first two stages will take place in Yorkshire, beginning in Leeds on Saturday 5 July.
The third stage of Le Tour starts from Cambridge and then moves on to Essex before heading to London to finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.