THERE were the usual moaners over the Tour of Britain.

Won’t there be traffic chaos, why is the council wasting its money, why is it on at that time in a week?

Yet thousands and thousands of fans were out on the street to cheer the riders on.

It was a brilliant atmosphere where we were.

What I ask is what people want?

Would they rather live in St Helens say, which looks abandoned and nothing goes on.

Cheer up.

JOAN JAMES Stockton Heath