1.   Tour of Britain Race

2.    Continental Market

3.    Chick Lit Night

4.    Small News




1.  Stage 7 of the Tour of Britain Cycle Race

South Hams reports: " In Dartmouth alone, the streets were packed - in some places eight deep - to watch the riders cross the finishing line which overlooked the beautiful harbour. More than 1,000 cars parked in the South Hams District Council-run Park and Ride with the overflow field being used at Venn Lane.

Race organisers were delighted with the Devon-wide turnout to the penultimate stage of the race which was eventually won on Sunday by Plymouth cyclist Jon Tiernan-Locke – the first home-grown winner for 19 years.

South Hams District Council Leader Cllr John Tucker was thrilled that the South Hams was looking at its very best for a worldwide TV audience, showing the area as a premier destination.  He said: “It was a fantastic day – good for Devon and spectacular for the South Hams. The overhead TV cameras showing our beautiful coastline was great for the tourism industry and a real boost for businesses in the area. It really sold us to the world!”

Mick Bennett, Race Director of The Tour of Britain, said: “That was the best atmosphere I’ve experienced at a stage in the nine years we’ve been running The Tour of Britain and it’s equal to that of The Tour de France. To see crowds of such big proportions was unbelievable. They were Tour de France size crowds. For me it was fantastic, the best stage we’ve ever had.”

After the race, Cllr Rosemary Rowe, Chairman of South Hams District Council, presented the Rouleur Combativity Award to Samuel Sanchez, one of the most popular cyclists in the race. Sanchez was a gold medal winner in the 2008 Beijing Olympics Men's Road Race."

From our perspective this was one of the nicest family events ever to have taken place in Dartmouth.  Our Facebook page had 7,381 direct hits on our race coverage, and there was a direct link to our tourism Dartmouth dot TV website, if you are not advertising with us your business will have missed out, we expect Food Festival to be as good so don't get left out again!


2.  Continental Market and Fete


The sun shone brilliantly on Dartmouth for the Tour of Britain Cycle Race and the town hosted a Continental Market where colours, tastes and smells from all over Europe welcomed visitors to the Old Market, while family fun and charity stalls entertained on Coronation Park.  With excellent TV coverage we are sure many of them will want to come back soon.

Why not come down for the weekend, or even a week?

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3.   Chick Lit Night with Adele Parks

Weds 26th September, treats from 6pm, talk at 7.30pm : In a variation on the theme of the very popular ‘Chick Flick’ nights, the Flavel have their first night dedicated to the joys of ‘Chick Lit’.

Adele Parks author of 12 bestselling novels has sold over 2 million copies of her work in the UK and is translated into 25 different languages. She’ll be visiting The Flavel to talk about the inspiration behind her latest book, Whatever It Takes, which is set in Dartmouth. Adele is known for scrutinizing our theories of love, motherhood and infidelity with honesty and humour. She examines the thorny issues of the lives we lead today with her trademark, up-front, tell-it-as-it-is style.

Her talk will include an insight into what it takes to become a published author and some top tips for getting a foot hold on the established writer ladder. After the talk she will take any questions from the audience and will also be available for book signings.

The treats are available from 6pm and include a free mini-manicure by the Cove (on a first come first served basis), a free glass of wine and a free trade paperback copy of Adele’s latest novel. Threads Clothing and Helen Butler Jewellery will also be at the Flavel with lots of tempting goodies to buy. Tickets only £12 from the Flavel Box Office or online by clicking here.   


4.   Small News

  • End of Season Sale at home ….
    Want to grab some bargains? Then pop along to home ….at 17 Foss Street where we are having a massif sale.
    Loads of lovely things on offer including some Emma Bridgewater pieces. So don’t delay … come on down !

  • Did you hear about the school of dolphins that accompanied the cruise ship Le Diamant as she left the mouth of the Dart? They were only on our Facebook page, click here to read it.  And if you want to keep up to date you need to "Like" the page, not the photo!

  • Are you an accommodation provider in Dartmouth ? Talking of Facebook, during Regatta we got over 31,000 direct views, not hits, but actual views!  We got another 5,458 on the Dolphins and an even more amazing 7,381 on the cycle race.  Every time we get a view there is the opportunity to check out www.Dartmouth.tv where all the best Hotel's, B&B's and self catering accommodation is.  If they like what they see, and then go on to other websites and see your place on each one, their confidence builds and you will get a booking, probably from the last website they visited.  They need to see your accommodation on ours first and then on the other two big sites.  Our rates are only one third of a pint of beer a week!  Are you with us, click here to check ?


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