Peak District prepares for Tour de France

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Spectators of a world renowned cycle race are being urged to keep the national park in peak condition.

The Peak District National Park Authority is appealing to spectators of the Tour de France to take care when the event comes to the area on July 6.

Jenny Waller, the authority’s co–ordinator for the Tour de France, said: “The Peak District national park is a fantastic place to watch the race, but we ask people to take extra care to look after this beautiful, protected area. In particular please do not damage, stand or lean on dry stone walls – they are more than 100 years old, they are heritage features that still serve a useful purpose, and they are not held together with cement or mortar.”