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On 4th July Cambridge woke up to a series of flags and high level banners to welcome The Tour de France celebrating excellence in education and cycling.

Cambridge Assessment commissioned Signs Express (Harlow) to undertake this time critical project requiring 6 metre banners and flags to be suspended from buildings in 3 locations around the town requiring completion out of hours, in time for this prestigious event. The banner sizes were 2500mm x 6700mm & 1600mm x 4000mm.

With plenty of experience of working at height and holding formal IPAF accreditations to ensure safe working from high level access platforms, the installation team worked whilst Cambridge slept to meet their customer's deadline.

The famous stage cycle race returns to England for the first time since 2007 – the Grand Depart leaving Leeds on Saturday 5th July for the start of the 3 week race. Stage 3 will see the elite cyclists start from Cambridge on 7th July to race through Chelmsford and Epping Forest to arrive in The Mall before heading off to France.

Cambridge Assessment operates and manages Cambridge University's 3 exam boards and carries out leading edge academic and operational research on assessment in education. More information can be found at

Signs Express (Harlow) opened in January 1995 and offers a comprehensive range of signs and graphics solutions to West Essex, East Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas.

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