Businesses welcome Tour of Britain boost

The 2011 Devon Stage was worth an estimated £3 million to the county.
The 2011 Devon Stage was worth an estimated £3 million to the county. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Businesses in Devon have welcomed the boost given by the Tour of Britain cycle race that passed through the county over the weekend.

Thousands of people lined the 106 mile route between Barnstaple and Dartmouth to catch a glimpse of their cycling heros.

Last year the Devon stage of the race is estimated to have been worth £3 million to the county.

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