Worksop: RAF officer cycles Grand Depart

Image by Sgt Paul Morrison RLC - 29/06/2014 MoD Release Authorised Handout Image 

IMAGE: Flying Officer Anthony Richardson

As cycling fever grips Yorkshire in advance of Le Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014, some of the top cyclists in the Armed Forces have been testing the 390 kilometre route in the county to assist in the preparations for the prestigious event.

The 70-strong Armed Forces

Image by Sgt Paul Morrison RLC - 29/06/2014 MoD Release Authorised Handout Image IMAGE: Flying Officer Anthony Richardson As cycling fever grips Yorkshire in advance of Le Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014, some of the top cyclists in the Armed Forces have been testing the 390 kilometre route in the county to assist in the preparations for the prestigious event. The 70-strong Armed Forces "peloton" pedalled the two day route from the historic Harewood House, on the outskirts of Leeds to the centre of Sheffield. Exercise "Maillot Jaune" (translated Exercise "Yellow Jersey")was one of a series of test exercises being run in preparation for the world-famous cycling race. "Preparations for Le Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014 have been underway for many months now and we are grateful to the military cyclists for their assistance with our final planned tests to prepare for the race. We are on track to create a memorable weekend of cycling which will be seen across the world" said Nicky Roche, Chi

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A Royal Air Force Officer from Worksop helped Yorkshire prepare for last week’s Tour de France action by cycling the 390-kilometre route around the county as part of a series of test exercises.

Flying Officer Antony Richardson, 25, was one of a 70-strong Armed Forces peloton who took part in ‘Yellow Jersey’, an exercise that covered the two-day route from the historic house of Harewood on the outskirts of Leeds to the centre of Sheffield.

Image by Sgt Paul Morrison RLC - 29/06/2014 MoD Release Authorised Handout Image 

IMAGE: Flying Officer Anthony Richardson

As cycling fever grips Yorkshire in advance of Le Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014, some of the top cyclists in the Armed Forces have been testing the 390 kilometre route in the county to assist in the preparations for the prestigious event.

The 70-strong Armed Forces "peloton" pedalled the two day route from the historic Harewood House, on the outskirts of Leeds to the centre of Sheffield. Exercise "Maillot Jaune" (translated Exercise "Yellow Jersey")was one of a series of test exercises being run in preparation for the world-famous cycling race.

"Preparations for Le Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014 have been underway for many months now and we are grateful to the military cyclists for their assistance with our final planned tests to prepare for the race.  We are on track to create a memorable weekend of cycling which will be seen across the world" said Nicky Roche, Chi
Image by Sgt Paul Morrison RLC - 29/06/2014 MoD Release Authorised Handout Image IMAGE: Flying Officer Anthony Richardson As cycling fever grips Yorkshire in advance of Le Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014, some of the top cyclists in the Armed Forces have been testing the 390 kilometre route in the county to assist in the preparations for the prestigious event. The 70-strong Armed Forces "peloton" pedalled the two day route from the historic Harewood House, on the outskirts of Leeds to the centre of Sheffield. Exercise "Maillot Jaune" (translated Exercise "Yellow Jersey")was one of a series of test exercises being run in preparation for the world-famous cycling race. "Preparations for Le Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014 have been underway for many months now and we are grateful to the military cyclists for their assistance with our final planned tests to prepare for the race. We are on track to create a memorable weekend of cycling which will be seen across the world" said Nicky Roche, Chi

Antony joined the RAF five years ago and is currently based at RAF Linton-on-Ouse.

 

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