Tour of Cambridgeshire postponed to June 2022
Dear friends of the Tour of Cambridgeshire,
It is with a heavy heart that, despite the Tour of Cambridgeshire team straining every sinew to deliver this year’s event, we have been forced to postpone the event to June 3rd – 5th 2022.
As with all events – especially ones requiring road closures – we need to enter into some major contracts and financial commitments in the coming days if we are to deliver the event in September. We were hoping that lockdown restrictions on numbers of people allowed at a sporting event (4000) and social distancing would have been relaxed on June 21st. Sadly, this was not the case, and our risk assessments around a fair start procedure and control at feed stations make the event impossible to deliver in a compliant manner at this time.
Like all organisers, we are unable to insure our event for cancellation due to Covid restrictions. This leaves us in the impossible position of having to take a gamble that restrictions will be lifted in such a way that we can deliver the event. We are very conscious that the money we hold for entries is not our money, it is yours and we are not prepared to gamble with that. We’ve truly tried our best and put countless hours into trying to deliver the event without recompense as we are not eligible for government support, and we are determined to protect the events’ long-term future as we love this event, our sport, and the exciting plans we have in store for you at the next edition.
Having gone through a lot of soul searching we feel the sensible thing to do is put all our energies into organising a wonderful event in June 2022. We have put huge energy into upping our game in terms of the rider experience, expo, food festival, family activities, glamping and much more. In addition, you’ll also have the chance to qualify, in a timely fashion, for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in beautiful Trento.
We strongly believe that this will be the last time that we will have to ask you to be patient with us. All entries and services will be deferred until the June event and a copy of our key FAQs can be found below.
While we eagerly await next year’s event, we’ll host exciting challenges, competitions, giveaways and virtual events for you in the coming months, and we’ll be posting training resources, exclusive blogs and much more! We’ll be in touch soon with more details!
All of us at Team ToC look forward to seeing you in June next year.
Tom, Malcolm and Team ToC
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Click on the questions below to reveal the answers to the most common questions.
If you have already entered the Tour of Cambridgeshire 2021 or 2020, this entry (and all optional extras purchased) will be automativally deferred to the June 3rd to 5th 2022 event date. Your entry remains valid. You do not need to take any further steps. You will receive confirmation of your 2022 entry from Chronorace in the next 2-3 weeks.
Yes, all entries along with any optional extras (i.e. express entry, Club Kermesse, deferral protection, camping, glamping, etc.) have also been transferred to the new event date. You do not need to take any further action.
Yes! The Tour of Cambridgeshire 2022 will be a qualifying event for the 2022 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship in Trento, Italy.
We’ve taken the decision to postpone the event as early as possible to ensure our participants have enough time to get money back for flight and/or hotel cancellations.
If you purchased Deferral Protection, this remains valid in 2022.
Your age group will be automatically updated by our registration provider Chronorace. This may not be reflected in your rider profile immediately but will be updated automatically in the coming months. Please do not contact us about updating your age group.
We are expecting an extremely high volume of enquiries and it may take us up to 14 days to process your enquiry. We kindly ask you to please only contact us if your question has not been answered above.