The Cotswolds Broom Wagon

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On a lovely stroll into the Cotswolds Market town of Tetbury, I spotted this cool Citroen H Van parked in Market Square.

There is a new cycling themed coffee shop opening up town and this classic van is their extended shop on wheels.

Why is it called a “Broom Wagon”? In the old days of the Tour de France, this old van used to follow the riders of the race with a broom strapped to it. If it caught you up, you were “swept up” and had to retire from the race as you hadn’t finished in the allocated time.

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