The anti-cycle stance of Peterborough City Councils Italian Council Leader seems to have been taken on board by the organisers of next years TOUR DE FRANCE and the local Cambridgeshire Cycle Club.
The massive televised International event generates substantial collateral income wherever it goes, and next July (a few weeks after local elections) is set to substantially boost Cambridge City coffers and the tourist /visitor trade as the route will zigzag several times through the City of Cambridge. The French controlled cycle race has included several UK legs for next year but completely misses out the City of Peterborough. As both Yorkshire and Cambridge will feature in next years race, it would have been an easy logistical matter to include the City of Peterborough as it is directly between the two chosen featured sections... Another missed Opportunity Peterborough perhaps!
A delighted Essex Councillor and cabinet member shrilled on the early evening TV news that her county council committee had been working on this for many months. The Tour De France is expected to generate some £300 million in the UK, and apparently the City of Cambridge, is also getting all its potholes filled for free by Central Government. You really could not make this up. Just when was the dear leader going to tell us?
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