LAST Wednesday The Tour of Britain zoomed through Ebrington village to screams and cheers from the children at Ebrington School. The Ebrington school pupils got the best seats to watch the race in the whole of the Cotswolds.

The children loved seeing the helicopters, and motorbikes filming the riders as well as the advance party cars and police before hundreds of the World’s best cyclists descended right past their school at breakneck speed. Part of the entourage stopped and spoke to the children on speaker phone and the children gave the cyclists, including Tour de France Winner, Geraint Thomas, the biggest cheer of the whole tour.

This was an historical moment for Ebrington School, which is itself over 175 years old. It was exciting for the children to see such a high profile race close up and feel part of sporting history being made in the village. The children went on to learn about The Tour of Britain race in school.

Ebrington village school is part of St James and Ebrington School which has a second school site in Chipping Campden.

Claire Alexander, land lady of the Ebrington Arms pub said: "It was also a key part of the race for the Cotswolds as Stage 4 was predominantly throughout Warwickshire so it was a cracking place to be a spectator in the small part of the race that entered the Cotswolds."