After the hills and dales of Yorkshire, the Tour de France hits the flatter lands of East Anglia on Monday for the third stage from Cambridge to London via Essex.
The cyclists will depart from Cambridge city centre at 12.15pm on the 155 km stage (96 miles).
Two hours ahead of the cyclists is the Tour's publicity caravan - a procession of colourfully decorated trucks and cars of the race's sponsors.
In Felsted today the church bells were ringing, the crowds came out, and the sunshine even turned up on cue.
The Tour de France cycle race is in East Anglia for Stage 3 from Cambridge to London via Essex.
The final countdown is now well underway for the arrival of the Tour De France in the East