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Cyclists wanting to visit the Tour this Sunday will be given free transport from Essex to Kent. The Highways Agency Dartford Crossing team is providing a 50 seater coach, with trailer, running across the Dartford crossing every 30 ? 40 minutes from 07.00hrs until 11.00hrs.

The pick up point for the coach is the Essex point marshalling area, reached via the cycle path from junction 31 of the M25. Drop off is the Kent point marshalling area from where Kent?s cycle paths are accessible.

The return service starts at 13.00hrs, running until 19.00hrs. The service is only open to cyclists, not pedestrians.

Those wishing to visit the Tour by car are being advised to check traffic conditions for the motorways and A roads on before they leave.

Simon Richardson
Simon Richardson

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. In that time he has written product reviews, features and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. Once an aspiring bike racer himself, he can still be seen at his club's evening races through the summer.