Brand new 50-mile Sportive - Tour of Cambridgeshire

Brand new 50-mile Sportive

The 6th edition of the Tour of Cambridgeshire in 2021 will see the introduction of a brand new Sportive distance. A brand new 50-mile route joins the Tour of Cambridgeshire event family from 2021. The beautiful 50-mile route is fully closed to traffic and gives you the opportunity to enjoy a great ride with friends and family.

The ToC50 route is an excellent route for beginners into mass participation cycling events and also those of who are less interested in the challenge of enduring miles and miles. The ToC50 provides a taste of the North Cambridgeshire countryside and takes in the rolling terrain alongside the border with Northamptonshire and benefits from passing through characterful villages like Alconbury Weston and Yaxley which provide the support for ToC from their pubs.  The ToC50 has two pitstops and follows the ToC70 route in all but the 20-mile loop around the former RAF and US airbase at Alconbury.  The nature of the ToC50 route is that the first 30 miles are undulating and include a few local climbs the next 15 miles are largely flat and exposed and the final few miles back towards the finish are in the rolling terrain again.

Find out more about the new ToC50 event here: www.tourofcambridgeshire.com/toc50-sportive/

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