Firefighters chase police down the road.(cycling)

The 2003 National Fire and Police road race was held over six laps (70 miles) of the undulating Worleston course near Crewe. Over 50 riders took the start line, the majority being from the Police force. Both the Police and Fire races were held at the same time, so even if a rider from the Fire service finished second, as long as the rider that won was from the Police force then he would be the first placed Fire rider and be crowned as National Fire Service champion

The race got under way in sunny conditions with only a slight wind, and temperatures reached mid 20 degrees. The race was neutralised for the first two miles to allow the riders to get out of the built up area. …

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