8,000 cyclists weave through Fenland roads on the Tour of Cambridgeshire

Tour Of Cambridgshire, Grand Fondo, going through Benwick,

Tour Of Cambridgshire, Grand Fondo, going through Benwick, - Credit: Archant

Thousands of cyclists descended on the roads of Cambridgeshire last weekend for the Tour of Cambridgeshire.

Thousands of cyclists descended on the roads of Cambridgeshire last weekend for the Tour of Cambridgeshire.

Over 8,000 riders took part in the world’s largest time trial – the Chrono - on Saturday, followed by the Gran Fondo on Sunday.

The weather was kind to the thousands of riders, who set off from Peterborough Arena and pedalled through Whittlesey and Benwick before heading back to Peterborough.

Accompanied by a tail wind, John Mulvey was the fastest home in the Chrono in a time of 37 minutes and one second.


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Altogether, riders covered 16.5 miles for the Chrono event, and 80.2 miles for the Gran Fondo.

Tom Caldwell, who organised the event, said on Facebook: “We would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, partners, local authorities, residents and charity partners for delivering what we believe was a big step up from the high standards we had set ourselves for this years’ Tour of Cambridgeshire.”

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