Fenland set for cycling invasion as 5,000 riders sign up for first Tour of Cambridgeshire gran fondo

Circuit of the Fens cycle race. Whittlesey. Cyclists on Benwick Road. Picture: Steve Williams.

Circuit of the Fens cycle race. Whittlesey. Cyclists on Benwick Road. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Five thousand riders have signed up for the first running of the Tour of Cambridgeshire gran fondo.

As well as riders from the UK and Ireland, entries have come in from the USA, Russia and Hong Kong.

The event, which includes a UCI World Cycling Tour time trial, takes place on June 6-7. It is made up of a 17-mile (28km) time trial on June 6, with a 78-mile (126km) gran fondo on June 7.

There is a prize for the fastest rider – £1500 for both the fastest male and female participants over the weekend.

Organiser Vericool Sports Management has 10,000 places available for Sunday’s ride, although the time trial is full to capacity after selling out its 700 places in less than a week.

For more information on the event, and online entry, visit www.tourofcambridgeshire.com.

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