THOUSANDS watched the final day’s racing in the Tour of Britain at Upton, Welland and British Camp.

The tour arrived in the Malverns on Sunday, having started at Worcester. The race made its way through Upton before reaching Welland and British Camp for the King of the Mountains contest, and then on to the finish in Cardiff.

Lars Boom claimed the overall tour winners jersey, and Belgian rider Laurens De Plus won the King of the Mountains section up to British Camp.

A series of events took place in Upton to celebrate the occasion, which included street entertainment and Upton Rowing Club’s regatta.

Cllr David Chambers of Malvern Hills District Council said: “The whole day was a great success for local residents and businesses, with a fantastic atmosphere, and lovely to see so many spectators lining the streets and hills cheering riders on.

“We were really proud to welcome the Tour through our district, and hopefully it will also inspire youngsters to take up the sport.”