A Tarporley based company was in the saddle for the Tour de France in Yorkshire on the weekend.

Jigsaw Medical Services provided a 200-strong medical team of paramedics, nurses and doctors for the Grand Départ 2014.

The TDF is the world’s largest single sporting event and its Yorkshire event attracted more than three million people to the region throughout the Grand Depart.

Managing director Chris Percival said: "We are pleased to have been selected to provide a large proportion of the medical cover at this historical and high-profile event. We put in place an experienced team to manage this huge project and deliver exceptional care during this very busy weekend for Yorkshire.”

Some of the Tarporley-based Jigsaw Medical Services Ltd team at the Tour de France in Yorkshire
 

The health care professionals were deployed to work with hundreds of first aiders and ambulance crews to provide advanced life support (ALS) and enhanced care to the crowds attending across the route.

A Jigsaw Medical Operations Centre (JMOC) also provided clinical support services, led by medical director Dr Wassim Shamsuddin.

Jigsaw Medical has offices in Tarporley and Chester and specialises in training services, clinical staffing solutions and event medical cover from the Tarporley carnival to international sporting events such as the Tour de France.