Last time sporting greatness touched Glossop, Glossop had to travel there. This time, sporting greatness comes to visit, in the form of the Tour de France. An estimated forty thousand spectators will flood into the area (more than doubling Glossop’s thirty-three thousand usual inhabitants), mostly via train due to the road closures in the area. In short, the area will be buzzing with cycle-mania (if that’s a thing).
Sporting History comes to Glossop
For the town that the Guardian called ‘snazzy,’ this is a chance for Glossop to show itself off. On Sunday, a large screen will be erected in Manor Park to allow the masses to watch the race. It has the potential to be the busiest the town has ever been.
- Norfolk Square has bands playing
- Metterick’s and Praze are offering picnic baskets
- Harvey Leonards is selling Joseph Perrier Champagne by the glass
- One-17 bakery is turning into a Patisserie for the weekend
This is Glossop’s chance to be the upmarket commuter town, as described in the Guardian. To answer that question: What if lots of people visited Glossop instead of passing through on the way too or from Sheffield?