Thousands of spectators lined the streets of Northampton this week to watch the Aviva Women’s Cycling Tour’s final stage kick off from outside the Guildhall.
Moulton College Garden Centre was asked to create unique sculptures for the starting podium. Sandra Thatcher, Moulton’s master florist said, “We were challenged to create figures on racing bikes for the ladies Aviva Ladies bike tour. After much planning, the floristry department created the designs out of chicken wire and moss. The skeletons were made by our level one students and then decorated by level two students. It was a challenge but we rocked it!”
The stage was also decorated with a beautiful arrangement of planted flowers grown by staff and students in the College Garden Centre.
Robbie Speirs, Commercial Manger at Moulton College commented, “Being asked to support the town with the arrival of the UK tour has been a privilege and a wonderful display of some really world class work displayed by our plants team and our wonderful Florist team.”
The event itself was a huge success with the world class line up of riders competing for the famous yellow jersey. The overall winner was British number one Lizzie Armistead who races for the Boels-Dolmans team. It was great to see her win this year after last year after she crashed out of last year’s tour.