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Tour de France fun for youngsters in South Derbyshire

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 30, 2014

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YOUNGSTERS enjoyed a taste of the Tour de France at a specially organised event.

The cycling spectacle, made up of 21 stages over a distance of 3,664 kilometres, may have ended but budding Bradley Wigginses put pedal power to the test at the Tour de Forest Frenzy at Rosliston Forestry Centre.

There was plenty to enjoy including mountain biking, balance bikes, KMX karts and the Blenda Venda – a drink-making machine powered by pedalling.

As well as cycling participants had a go at archery, climbing, crazy golf, woodland laser combat and much more.

Jim Hewlett, chairman of housing and community services at South Derbyshire District Council, said: "The Tour de France is a great opportunity to encourage more people to get on their bikes and ride.

"There was no better backdrop to learn and explore than The National Forest."

More information on South Derbyshire's busy summer of sport is available by logging on to the council's website at www.south-derbys.gov.uk

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