Pedal power to push twin town to Germany

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Cyclists are gearing up for a 580-mile ride from Dronfield to its twin town of Sindelfingen, to help celebrate the German town’s 750th anniversary.

The four cyclists - Paul Charlesworth, Lee Gordon, Martin Colley and Neil Oxley, aged from their 40s to their 60s - will leave Dronfield on June 7, and cycle to Sindelfingen south of Stuttgart to arrive in June 13 in time for an annual street festival on the weekend of June 14 to 16.

Further members of Dronfield Town Twinning Federation will already be there, selling typical English delicacies from a market stall.

The cyclists will head first to Hull, using Sustrans cycle routes where available, and after an overnight ferry they will continue along the Rhine Cycle Route from Rotterdam via Arnhem and Cologne as far as Mannheim, where they will continue along the Necker River valley to Sindelfingen.

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