Boat Race 2021: Residents opt for DIY van-tage point
- Credit: © Terry Harris
Residents living near the river - but not on the river- found their way blocked today when they tried to see the Boat Race.
Some crossed the road to clamber up a bank to see the Boat Race at the Littleport finish end but were prevented from doing so.
Police at one stage stopped a group trying to see get close to the water.
However they didn't stop one inventive group from rigging up their own vantage point on a van.
And they didn't prevent them cheering on the Cambridge crew to victory in both the women's and men's races.
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The race was held 'behind closed doors' because of lockdown rules.
In a normal year crowds of up to 250,000 would see the Boat Race. This year, with the decision to switch it to Ely, all spectators were prohibited from attending.
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The race was watched by millions on BBC across the world.
In Littleport only a handful of those lucky enough to live alongside the river or enthusiastic enough to put together a DIY viewing platform got to see it live.