Tour of Cambridgeshire
David Middlemiss, Managing Director of Rutland Cycling, takes a look at the major events at this year’s Tour of Cambridgeshire Cycling Festival
The Tour of Cambridgeshire Festival runs over the weekend of 1-3 June at Peterborough Arena and is the largest cycling festival in the East Midlands. This year the Festival welcomes the addition of the Cambridgeshire Bike Show, organised in partnership with Rutland Cycling and Golazo Cycling. There will be more than 50 exhibitors with the world’s top cycling brands showcasing their products and services, including Specialized, Trek, Scott, Cannondale, Bianchi, Cube, Whyte, Frog, Brompton; with clothing and accessories from Endura, Kask and Chapeau, Oakley and Lezyne.
Be the first to see new products and pick up exclusive deals on cool new gear – and entry is free! Dedicated to all types of cycling, the festival promises a carnival atmosphere designed to bring everyone with a passion for cycling together. It’s a great weekend of action for the whole family. With more than 12,000 cyclists taking part, ranging from professionals, ex-professionals, club riders and beginners. Throw in some medical support, pit stops filled with volunteers serving the snacks, energy products and drinks, completely traffic-free roads to ride on and the Bike Show and you’ve got all the ingredients to create an amazing Tour of Cambridgeshire Festival!
Cycling Events over the weekend start on Saturday 2 June and include The Gran Fondo Race and Sportive, Mellow Velo Ride, Tour Classic, Team Chrono and Family Fondo – a great spectacle to see, cheer the riders and soak up the atmosphere. Rutland’s team will again be on hand in the Chrono warm-up area, providing and managing all turbo trainers for riders competing in the individual and team time trial – the sound of the all the turbo trainers fills Peterborough Arena and adds to the exciting build up to the start of the racing. Want to get the family into cycling and be part of the cycling events? Then join the Family Fondo, a fun event for families and beginners, with three distance choices: four, eight or 12 miles.
The event is accompanied by a DJ playing motivational tunes. Tour of Cambridgeshire medals will be presented to all children completing their distance. To find out more and book places visit www.tourofcambridgeshire.com
SEE YOU THERE!
The ToC is a fixture in Rutland Cycling’s calendar, just as it is with thousands of cyclists across the UK and beyond. Rutland Cycling is enormously proud to be associated with this unique event and look forward to delivering an even bigger festival in 2018. Attendees will enjoy a huge bike show, with latest products from the world’s biggest brands on display, plus exclusive offers and experiences. It’s going to be a fantastic weekend
Photo: sportograf.com and Golazo Cycling