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Not so dry run of Tour of Britain stage for County Hall team

The County Hall cycle team before tackling one of the Buckinghamshire hill climbs

The County Hall cycle team before tackling one of the Buckinghamshire hill climbs

 

With one of the UK’s biggest cycling events fast approaching, council workers did a not so dry run of the Bucks section of stage six of the Tour of Britain.

The cyclists are expected to go through the county in less than an hour, however the County Hall team took over three hours in the rain on Tuesday.

The group rode 19 miles from Chinnor Hill to Chesham - which included travelling through Princes Risborough, and was part of the council’s route-checking exercise.

Events manager Vanessa Mason, who drove the cyclists support vehicle, said the group decided to bike rather than drive the route, to get into the spirit of the Tour of Britain.

Vanessa said: “It rained throughout the ride and they all got very wet but this did nothing to dampen their enthusiasm!”

She added that the cyclists were grateful to Aylesbury-based Buckingham Bikes for transporting their cycles to and from the start and finish.

Bucks will be featured on stage six of the race which runs from Bath to Hemel Hempstead on Friday September 12.

There will be live coverage of the stage on ITV4.

 

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