The route the riders take through town

First the Jubilee, then the Olympics and Paralympics –and now there’s another reason to keep the bunting up –the Tour of Britain through Ilkeston.

Cyclists, including Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medalist Bradley Wiggins, will be speeding through Ilkeston during the second leg of the race on Monday.

And townsfolk young and old are set to line the streets as they whizz through Trowell, along Nottingham Road and Derby Road, Ilkeston.

Children from Kensington Junior School will be showing their support by waving flags from the playground as the riders zip by.

Headteacher Lindsey Partridge said: “We were all very excited at the prospect of the race coming past our school.

“We will all be there with our Union flags.”

As the peloton advances through West Hallam, Stanley Common and Smalley, villagers are also set to be showing their support.

Sue Cumberland, manager of Bramble Lodge care home in High Lane West, said residents will be out to cheer on the riders.

“They have been very interested in the Olympics and the Parlaympics,” she said, “it’s something that’s featured very highly in our activities here over the last few months.

“They will be out with their flags and hats on.”

During the event The A609 from Trowell to Smalley Cross will be closed while the riders pedal through on their way across the county and on to Knowsley Safari Park.