Watlington stands between the Vale of Oxford and the steep slopes of the Chilterns. The town is steeped in history and was first recorded as a Saxon settlement in the 8th Century, but the discoveries of a Bronze Age Axe and Roman Coins suggest an earlier past.
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Tour of Britain comes to Watlington
On 12th September the Stage Six of the Tour of
Britain will pass through Christmas Common.
About 120 riders will come from Nettlebed and turn off at the top
of Howe Hill through Greenfield and Christmas Common on their way to
Chinnor. If you want to cheer them on
and see the sight of a Tour de France style peloton flying by, they are
scheduled to reach us between 13:45 and 14:30.
If you are more concerned about driving through that area, a rolling
road closure will be operated along the route with access closed for about 25
minutes as the riders and their accompanying support vehicles pass
through. For more details see http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/files/documents/Stage_6_Bath_-_Hemel_Hempstead_ETA_v2.0.pdf
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