10:55AM, Monday 14 July 2014
A former Tour de France cyclist joined staff from an independent bike shop for a ride around Berkshire to celebrate the store’s third birthday.
The riders travelled from the shop in Peascod Street in Windsor, through Twyford, Henley, Marlow, Cookham, Maidenhead and back to Windsor.
As well as celebrating the store’s birthday, the cyclists had a chance to demo a hi-tech X-Bionic kit which regulates body temperature.
Organiser of the event Vikki Butcher said: “We wanted to this to be a social occasion and to do something different.
“It’s tough to be an independent bike shop at the moment so we are trying to be more than just a bike shop by building a community.”
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.