Top tap for tour stars
Stars of the Tour of Britain will be able quench their thirst with 3,000 litres of the South West's finest tap water when they finish the crucial sixth stage at iconic Westcountry landmark Hay Tor.
South West Water is providing water from its pump-enabled tanker for the Tour and it will be available to stars including Sir Bradley Wiggins and Tour de France green jersey winner Mark Cavendish at the finish line of the 85-mile stage on Friday (20 September.)
The tanker is designed to act as a mobile reservoir and booster station. With special hoses and a pump on board, it can deliver up to a litre per second at normal supply pressure.
Guy Doble, Acting Head of Drinking Water Services at South West Water, said: "We are delighted to help Dartmoor National Park Authority with a water supply for the cyclists on the Tour of Britain as we know nothing quenches thirst quite like top quality South West tap water.
"After 85 hilly miles from Sidmouth to Hay Tor, I'm confident the cyclists will welcome a proper drink at the finish line."
Published: 18 September 2013
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