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Bold Bikes for Congleton

Getting Tour of Britain off to a great start!

The first of the highly visual ‘orange’ bikes, which will be used to decorate Congleton in the lead up to the Tour of Britain Cycle Race, has been delivered to the Town Council from Burns Garage paint shop.

Burns garage generously agreed to spray paint the first 40 bikes free of charge for the town. The bikes have all been saved from the dump (waste transfer centre) or fly tipped over the past few months.

Congleton Town Council Chief Officer, David McGifford witnessed the first of the bikes coming out of the paint shop along with Burns Garage MD Robert Burns and Body Shop Manager Darren Wood.  Mr McGifford said: “I would like to thank Burns Garage for their fantastic support in this project.  The bikes are bright and bold and will look fantastic around the town. This is a great example of community and business working together for the benefit of the town.”

Mr Burns added: “ I am very much looking forward to this great event and am pleased to support it. I hope both businesses and local residents take the opportunity to get involved and make it a memorable day.”

The Tour of Britain team is working closely with Congleton In Bloom to identify locations where the bikes can be mixed with floral displays to add to the attractiveness of the town. The In Bloom team has also been working with Belmont engineering to create some bike sculptures that will also be sprayed by Burns Garage and will be revealed in the next couple of weeks.

If more businesses are interested in getting involved either with Congleton in Bloom or the Tour of Britain please contact Congleton Town Council on 01260 270350 there are lots of ways that you can get involved!