Cycle team supports Tour De France in Cambridge

The Trust’s cycle response unit (CRU) treated 15 patients in Cambridge during stage three of the Tour De France on Monday (7th July), as the world’s largest annual sporting event weaved its way through our region.

The Tour also went through Essex, with three of our vehicles joining the official convoy in case of emergencies on the route. Additional staff worked throughout the day to support operations in both counties and a full management command structure was in place.

Rob Ashford, Locality Director for Essex, said: “We’ve been planning for this day for almost a year, alongside the other emergency services and agencies such as the local councils, so it was great to see the hard work pay off. Fortunately we saw very few emergencies as a result of the Tour and I’d like to thank all staff who worked on Monday.”

The CRU was on duty in Cambridge city centre throughout the day, navigating the crowded areas to provide immediate medical support at emergencies around congested areas such as Parker’s Piece; to see the day from their perspective, watch the video below!

Published 10th July 2014


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