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Who got the job

Simon Talbot-Ponsonby, 47, is project director of the 10,000-mile National Cycle Network, the largest Millennium project after the Dome. About half of the route, which stretches from Land's End to the far north of Scotland, is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. To mark the network's official launch, the entire 10,000 miles will be ridden on 21 June, Midsummer's Day, as a charity event. Around 60 per cent of the network will be on lightly used minor roads, with the remainder ...

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