GREAT pleasure to be in town last Friday for the Northwich section of the prestigious Pro Tour Series cycling event.

It was fantastic to see the school kids running through our streets and the corporate ‘fun’ races turned out to be highly competitive.

The male and female professional races were exhilarating and despite the rain there were thousands of spectators.

I am informed that there were some concerns and issues surrounding traffic congestion but that valuable lessons have been learned for future events.

This was a big event for our resurgent town and many organisations and individuals are to be congratulated for their efforts but special mention should go to Northwich Town Council, Northwich BID and Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Events like this put Northwich on the map and should be encouraged and supported, well done to all involved!

Cllr Sam Naylor Cheshire West and Chester Council and Northwich Town Council