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Cyclist wanted
Cycling
You could ride the same route as the Tour De France field

Are you a fair-weather cyclist who keeps meaning to drag the bike out of the garden shed?

Or perhaps a luminous-yellow commuter who has occasionally dreamt of taking part in the world's biggest cycling race?

We have an amazing opportunity for an amateur cyclist to ride the first stage of this year's Tour de France on the eve of its historic UK Grand Depart.

The British Cyclosportive will take up to 5,000 riders on an epic 120-mile journey from Greenwich to Canterbury, mirroring the exact route the professionals will be taking a week later.

We have a place for one lucky cyclist to take part and we'll be charting your preparations for this once-in-a-lifetime event - documenting every high and low along the way.

Your story - in the form of a video diary and a blog - will appear on the BBC Sport website as you get expert training tips from the UK's top cycling experts.

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We'll even arrange for a custom-fitted bike for you to use for the entire duration.

We're looking for somebody who is in the fair-weather/commuter bracket, is reasonably fit, up for a challenge and comfortable filming themselves.

All you have to do is tell us in no more than 250 words - or, if you can, one minute of video - why we should pick you.

If you decide to video your entry, email it to academy@bbc.co.uk.

Please email your entries to us using the form below by midnight on Monday 9 April 2007.

Please note that we can only accept entries from individuals aged 16 and over.

Make sure you have read our competition rules before submitting your entry.

Name
Age
Your contact phone number
Your nearest town or city
Your E-mail address
Why should we pick you?

The BBC may edit your comments and not all emails will be published. Your comments may be published on any BBC media worldwide.




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