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Ely Catherdral


3 March 2014

The official Grand Départ trophy will be on display in the magnificent setting of Ely Cathedral this Thursday 6 March as part of a week-long tour of the county to celebrate the world's biggest annual sporting event coming to Cambridge.

The trophy, commissioned by the ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation) who organise Le Tour de France and designed by award-winning French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, is held each year by the area or city hosting the start of the legendary cycle race.

The trophy's first public display in Cambridgeshire will be at the Grand Arcade on Monday and will be escorted to various other selected venues before arriving at Ely Cathedral on Thursday. The Cathedral will waiver all admission charges for the afternoon which would usually apply to visitors and tourists to the building.

Lesley Ann Thompson, Communications Director at Ely Cathedral, says "We were honored to be asked to display the trophy inside the Cathedral as part of its tour around the county. We consider ourselves a community building and a public resource and we hope many people will take the opportunity to come and see it in situ between 3.30pm and 5.30pm. While the trophy cannot be handled, we have been told that people can get close enough to have their photograph taken next to it."


For further information contact the Director of Communications - Lesley Ann Thompson
DDI: 01353 660350
MOBILE: 07930 918885