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Velo Festival

Recently, I was privileged enough to ride giant cycles round Cambridge with a few friends as part of the Velo Festival, which was celebrating the Tour de France and cycling in Cambridge. They were great fun and a unique excuse to get a day off college.

Credit: Keith Heppell

It was a great experience, with the vivid outfits and unusual cycles attracting lots of attention from passers-by and from the press. Many photos were taken of us and I found a few on Twitter with the #lovingcambridge which we were promoting during the day. This tweet was shown on the national coverage of the Tour de France a few times at the ad break:

The last time I'd ridden the cycles was of course the 2012 Paralympic closing ceremony, in similarly eye-catching costumes…

Me (left) and Kit Hallett Morley (right) at the Olympic rehearsal area

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