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The ride of our lives

In September, our security and stewarding teams proudly helped more than 10,000 cyclists to enjoy the final Sky Ride of 2016 in our gloriously sunny home county of Yorkshire.

As well as providing safety, marshalling and stewarding support, we had the privilege of providing close protection bodyguards for Rio Gold medal-winning Team GB cyclists, Joanna Rowsell Shand, Katie Archibald and Philip Hindes who were at the starting line in York to get the afternoon off to a memorable start.

Each Sky Ride event takes a designated route, which is open for a set period of time during the day so that cyclists can ride on traffic-free roads, but there’s no official start point or start time, so people can ride as much or as little of the route as they want to. This year’s ride took cyclists of all abilities along a 7km route along the riverbank as well as taking in some of the city’s most famous landmarks.

We were there to make sure cyclists and pedestrians stayed safe throughout the event, as well as stewarding at the various family activity areas located throughout the city.

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