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Cache No. 3316 – GC57G42 – En Route Through Otley

Submitted by on Wednesday, 2 July 2014No Comment
Cache No. 3316 – GC57G42 – En Route Through Otley

A FTF that for once I was not suprised to get… Usually there are other FTF hunters who drop everything and rush out and get to any new caches, but this cache was published 40 minutes before the roads were closed off and 8-10,000 people descend on Otley for the annual Town Centre Cycle Races – so it was only likely to be someone who lives within walking distance who could get the cache… and as there was no football on TV I decided that it was time for some exercise (I had watched all 32 World Cup matches it had been possible to watch over the past 18 days)

2nd July 2014 – En Route Through Otley GC57G42 – cache #3316
The cache had been put out to commemorate the Tour De France which was starting in Leeds on Saturday 5th June and coming through Otley. The clues were easy to work out with a combination of local knowledge and Google street view and thus the co-ordinates quickly sorted out so rather than having to trail a mile though town I could just walk straight to the cache where there was no problem finding it… google translate helped with the hint (which was in French of course !)

I did go down to watch the race go through Otley where Benoit Jarrier was leading with Nicholas Edet and Jens Voigt, 3 minutes ahead of the Peloton

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