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Airport cyclists take on 'Tour de Runway'

Airport cyclists take on 'Tour de Runway'

Published at 10:15pm 3rd July 2014. (Updated at 10:46am 4th July 2014)

'Air traffic controllers at Leeds Bradford Airport had a rather unusual departure to deal with, as cycling teams took off across the runway.

More than 40 staff competed in the 'Tour de Runway' to celebrate Yorkshire's Grand Départ.

Teams from the airport, British Airways, Jet2.com, Ryanair, World Duty Free, Multiflight and other businesses were involved in the race.

Team LBA triumphed, with their top racer Blair Buss steaming ahead and crossing the finish line first.

Tony Hallwood, Aviation Development and Marketing Director, said: "We are very proud to have the world's largest sporting event come to Yorkshire.

"Leeds Bradford Airport wanted to commemorate this great event in a way that the whole airport community could get involved.

"It was fantastic to see so many of our staff, airlines and business partners come together to have fun on their 'Tour de Runway' today."

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