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Tour of Cambridgeshire Cycling Festival

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The Tour of Cambridgeshire returns with more events, more riders, and more fun as 12,000 riders take to the roads in a variety of races over 2 days. Whether it's your first cycling event, or you're gunning for a spot in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, you won't want to miss this epic event.

Tour of Cambridgeshire Cycling Festival routes

The annual Tour of Cambridgeshire sees over 12,000 riders of all abilities descend upon the roads of one of the UK's flattest counties for an epic weekend of cycling spanning several cycling disciplines.

Sportive Events:

Participants have the option of participating in any of the 50, 70 or 100 mile Sportive events on the Sunday, which are perfect for cyclists of all abilities whether it's your first time on the roads or your five-hundredth. The 50 mile route will see about 1500ft of elevation throughout the course, while the 70 & 100 mile routes tackle about 3000ft throughout. There will be at least 2 pitstops along the course to keep your energy levels and spirits high, and the energy of the event is sure to make your wheels and your head spin.

Gran Fondo:

For those looking for something a little more competitive, the Road Race and Gran Fondo events provide an opportunity for riders to push their pedals to the limits and qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

The Gran Fondo is a mass participation event with a mass start, and gives all riders, regardless of race experience, a chance to compete against others in their age group for a chance to ride for your nation at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

Qualification Distances:

Women & 60+ Men: 70 miles

19-59 Men: 100 miles

A race license is not required for the Gran Fondo, but participants must be at least 19 years of age.

Road Race:

This road race is unlike any other in the UK, with fully closed roads, 150 participants per age group, individual start gates and times, and UCI Gran Fondo World Championships invitations up for grabs.

Qualification Distances:

Women & 60+ Men: 70 miles

19-59 Men: 100 miles

Unlike the Gran Fondo, a race license is required to participate in the Road Race.

The fastest 20% of riders in each age group from both the Road Race and the Gran Fondo combined will be invited to represent their nation at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

UCI Chrono Time Trial:

This event is the UK's only qualifying event for the world renowned UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Time Trial, and the biggest time trial event held in the world with 100 participants per age group classification.

The course covers approximately 16 miles, and climbs about 500ft of elevation on closed, smooth tarmac. Riders will be treated at the start to a fully produced start area fitted with a start ramp, sound and lighting, professional commentary, and a countdown clock. Riders will be set out every 20 seconds, and the 3 fastest riders in each Age/Gender classification will be invited to step onto the spectacular podium to claim their Winners Jersey, Medal, and prizes.

The fastest 25% of riders in each age group will be invited to ride for their nation at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.

Age Group Classifications:

The competition at the World Championships is based upon the UCI Masters age / gender classifications (determined by age as of 31st December 2020), which are:
  • 19-34yrs
  • 35-39yrs
  • 40-44yrs
  • 45-49yrs
  • 50-54yrs
  • 55-59yrs
  • 60-64yrs
  • 65-69yrs
  • 70+yrs

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Pit stops with sweet and savoury goodies, HIGH5 energy products and water
  • Tour of Cambridgeshire Finisher's Medal
  • Traffic-free roads
  • Exhibitions over the whole weekend
  • Electric Event HQ
  • Alcohol-free beer supplied by Erdinger as you cross the finish line

Express Entry Option: All of the above +

  • Rider pack sent to home address
  • Bag drop facilities
  • Gold parking close to event HQ
Raceday Logistics

Event HQ Opening Times:

Friday: 16:00 onwards

Saturday: 06:00

Sunday 06:00

Skip the registration lines by choosing the Express Entry option and have your race pack mailed to your home address:

Saturday:

10:00: UCI Chrono Time Trial Start

Sunday:

09:00: Road Race start

10:00: Gran Fondo start

10:45: 50, 70, 100 Mile Sportive starts

RIDER NUMBERS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE EVENT WEBSITE TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE EVENT. THIS INFORMATION WILL NOT BE EMAILED TO YOU.

Spectators

Spectators are welcome at any point along the course, or at Event HQ where they can cheer riders across the finish line.

Volunteers

Their Tour Makers are the life and sole of our events, and without them, they wouldn’t have such amazing events. Each event requires people to volunteer their time for various tasks and roles.

The Tour Maker program is completely different to any other volunteering because they like to give back and say thankyou with a voucher or donation to your chosen charity for every shift you help with. You’ll also look the part in one of their Event T-shirts.

Visit https://www.golazocycling.com/Tour_Makers_Volunteers.php to sign up to volunteer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the age cut-offs for the Tour of Cambridgeshire events?
For the time trial, and any of the Sportive events, the minimum age is 16 years. For the Gran Fondo and the Road Race, the minimum age is 19.
Will there be parking at the Tour of Cambridgeshire?
Yes, parking will be free on Saturday and Sunday morning from 06:00-07:00. After that, parking will cost £10 from 07:00-08:00 and £20 from 08:00-11:00. Parking will be at the East of England Showground and will be well-signposted.
Will there be showers and changing facilities at the Tour of Cambridgeshire?
Yes, there will be plenty to showers, toilets, and changing facilities at Event HQ.
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Tour of Cambridgeshire Cycling Festival weather forecast

Light rain in the morning and afternoon.

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Golazo Cycling
Golazo Cycling was formed in April 2016 by combining Vericool Events, a proven cycling events development and delivery operation, and Golazo Sports, a Belgian sports marketing company. Golazo Cycling is focussed on the UK market for development, marketing and delivery of existing and new cycling events; it's also the channel into the UK cycling market for the wider Golazo sports portfolio of events such as Paris Roubaix, Tour of Flanders, Liege Bastogne Liege and Strade Bianchi sportive events.

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