BCS-and-Tour-de-France_300pxBosch Car Service Centres will be tasked this summer with keeping the Tour de France entourage on the road once again.

The German parts manufacturers’ service network has been chosen to be a technical partner throughout the race, and is expected to ensure more than 2000 support vehicles are maintained throughout the event.

To provide on-going support during the Tour de France, which begins in the UK for the first time since 2007, Bosch will be providing three lorries equipped with its own specialist technicians and diagnostic equipment.

Rhian Kendall, Bosch Car Service Concept Manager, said: “With such a diverse mix of vehicles working to support the team, we’ll need to react quickly and effectively to all manners of breakdowns and failures.

“Bosch has supported the Tour de France in the past, but we’re especially proud to be involved with the world-famous cycle race this year, as it travels across the UK.”

Also key to the plan is its 500 plus strong service network, which will be on hand to help out when necessary.

Nigel Turner, Owner of Turner Brothers in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, a member garage along the route, said: “The race passes our front door, so we are really excited to get involved.

“We’re making the most of Bosch Car Service’s relationship with the race, and have the Bosch Aftermarket mascot, Sparky the spark plug, drumming up support by giving out leaflets and vouchers to spectators.”

The race begins on July 5, with the riders and the teams expected to cover more than 548kms, beginning in Yorkshire, before heading South to race from Cambridge to London, and finishing up at the Mall before continuing the tour in France.

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