North Fambridge teenage cycling champ experiences thrill of Tour de France

Lucy Harper, second on the left, rides down The Mall in London

Lucy Harper, second on the left, rides down The Mall in London

First published in Local News

A teenage cyclist got to ride part of the Tour de France course.

Lucy Harper, 16, rode 30km in Cambridge and completed a sprint finish in Stamford, Cambridgeshire, then was taken to Walthamstow for another 30km leg and a sprint finish up The Mall in London.

The William De Ferrers Academy pupil of Fambridge Road, North Fambridge, was one of eight young riders chosen on Monday.

Mum Melanie said: “We are just blown away by the whole experience, it’s just been incredible.”

Lucy is riding her first junior year for Bike Pure Velotech, which is sponsored by three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond.

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