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Cycling barista yet to serve a single cappuccino as search goes on to secure storage space

Coffee tricycle ready to go - but a hitch in getting service up and running in Wales

A cycling barista hired to roam the Wales Coast Path has not served a single cappucino yet as storage facilities have not been found.

Groundwork North Wales was inundated with offers when they advertised the jobs working between Rhos-on-Sea and Rhyl in the spring - but the lucky applicant chosen from the 40 jobseekers has not begun work.

A specially made tricycle has been ready since the start of the summer.

Anna Pollard, from Groundwork North Wales, told the Daily Post: "We are still working on this.

"It may be a few weeks but could be longer if planning permission is needed.

"We would still launch the service later this year, this was never just intended as a seasonal service for the summer.

"Everything else is ready but it is just the storage."

The cycling role, which will earn £17,300 a year (pro rata) went to the applicant best able to control and manoeuvre a large coffee tricycle over a distance up to five miles a day.

The successful candidate is responsible for developing and running the project on a daily basis, pedalling the vehicle, purchasing and replenishing stock, and dealing with customers.

However the cycling barista will be on duty at the Wrexham events to celebrate the Tour of Britain today.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.

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