Tour de France 2014… how close to Wanstead?

That’s the question the noble cyclists of E11 have been asking themselves. The Tour next year will be starting in Yorkshire and then making its way down to the Olympic Stadium, before heading off to France – a route which could (depending how you went) include Wanstead High Street.

Ah well, relax, it’s not happening. As a detailed map on the British Cycling website shows, and in red below, the tour will be coming down the A104 (Woodford High Road), then Lea Bridge Road, joining Leyton High Road and on to the A12. No cigar but it is close.

(Thanks, @mattgubbins)

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