Video: Tour de France 2014 rides through Tower Hamlets and east London
PUBLISHED: 15:47 10 July 2014 | UPDATED: 15:47 10 July 2014
Residents braved the rain in Tower Hamlets on Monday for the Tour de France, the largest sporting event in the world.
Picture Gallery: Tour de France 2014 storms through Tower Hamlets
A fruit juice float drives pass the crowds as part of the caravan parade
A float passes the crowds for the Tour de France celebrations
A bear on one of the caravan parade vehicles for the Tour de France
The French Gendarmerie are part of the escort team for the Tour de France
Children shelter from the rain under an American flag as they wait for the bikes to arrive
Residents climb walls for a better view of the race, as others huddle under umbrellas
Spectators came prepared for the rain
A cyclist is cheered by the crowds at the Tour de France
The crowds cheer as the Tour de France cyclists zip by
Tour de France racers zoom past in the Highway in Shadwell
Cyclists riding through the Highway
Riders on the route through Shadwell for the Tour de France
Residents from Canada drink afternoon tea while waiting for the Tour de France cyclists to arrive
A police officer high-fives the crowd ahead of the Tour de France race
The Advertiser and its sister papers were in east London to capture the atmosphere for this video.
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