Fully closed and traffic free routes await you at the Tour of Cambridgeshire. The various race routes are extremely flat and designed to help you smash your personal best. Find out more below. All routes are subject to final approval by authorities.
100 Mile Route
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0 – 25 Miles
The East of England Showground will be the home of the 2021 Tour of Cambridgeshire Event HQ. After exploring the event EXPO, a good warmup and their final preparations, riders will head to their starting gates. Upon crossing the start line riders navigate the roads away from Peterborough into the Cambridgeshire countryside. These early sections are wide enough to accommodate large fast/moving groups. Undulating roads lead riders to the first climb of the day, followed by some exposed sections with potential crosswinds. A number of descents including some sharp technical turns eventually lead riders to the B660 through Great Gidding and Winwick. From there riders pass through a number of villages on their way to the first pit stop of the day at Warreners Farm.
26 – 50 Miles
The route makes its way into Alconbury Weston where riders pass through the Fanzone, with hundreds of supporters cheering them on. They’ll need the adrenaline boost as Vinegar Hill, a challenging climb, follows. A traverse of the A1 and the Old North Road leads riders to a ride followed by a fast decent into the valley, before making their way along winding roads to Sawtry. Another short but punchy climb leads to riders to Alconbury Weald, a former US Airbase where the second pit stop of the day awaits. Leaving the former US airbase in their wake, riders follow some farm lanes towards Wennington. The route continues towards Raveley with a lovely decent from a ridge. Riders then experience their first taste of the Fends and Fenland winds.
51 – 75 Miles
After navigating through Upwood, any sort of protection from wind ends for the next 30 miles. There is no more hiding. This is where months of training will need to start paying off. These road segments are all in good condition and lead riders to the third pit stop of the day. Riders out to enjoy the challenge rather than race should make good use of this pit stop as the final segment to the finish can be very challenging. What follows are narrow, winding and flat Fenland farm road leading to an elevated stretch of road along one of the Fenland irrigation rivers. This takes riders into the bustling town of Benwick. We wouldn’t blame you if you stopped here for a burger an pint.
76 – 100 Miles
Leaving Benwick, riders follow long wide country roads towards Whittlesey. Just before Whittlesey, riders head back out into the Fens for the final time, where they should hopefully still be able to crack a smile for the Sportograf team waiting along a nice humpback bridge. Riders continue making their way back towards Peterborough, through Pondersbridge, Farcet and Yaxley. The final pit stop of the route is the smallest and quick refuelling and remounting is encouraged. Yaxley will be lined with more supports cheering riders onto a hard climb out of the village. As the route heads through Haddon, the final climb awaits. The route then retraces the segment from earlier in the day back towards Peterborough. The Flamme Rouge awaits in the village of Alwalton, after which recent re-design and re-surfacing of the road allows for a thrilling final stretch to the finish on a perfect road surface. Enjoy the thousands of fans lining the road and make your final dash to the finish as an ice cold Erdinger awaits.