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UK Youth’s Wilkinson makes it TWO wins in exciting 2013 CiCLE Classic
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The CiCLE Classic and its associated events are Britain’s most unique, challenging and spectacular Elite single day cycling events. We pride ourselves that although British promotions, that they are truly ‘Britain’s Belgian Classics’.
And….now it’s official.
Front page headline ‘Cycling Weekly May 3rd 2012:
“CiCLE Classic: tougher than Paris -Roubaix”
With newly secured sponsorship from the Giant Store (Rutland Water) and Schwalbe Tyres the CiCLE Classic takes on in 2013 where it left off in 2012 as Britain’s biggest and most spectacular cycle road race. The only such race on the international calendar.
With the 2012 edition being long remembered by all those who took part; worked on it; or saw it from the roadside for its horrendous weather conditions, the worst that can be remembered for a Britaish race, the hope is that 2013 will be kinder to all concerned.
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CiCLE Challenge returns on Sunday 16th June 2013. Entries already open.
Please see ‘Melton CiCLE Challenge’ page for full details
The original CiCLE Classic took, and continues to take competitors where no other British race dares; on and off road for 105 miles; providing a course as near to a continental classic as it is possible to create within Britain. European riders compared it to the renowned “Paris – Roubaix but with hills reminiscent of the “Ronde van Vlaanderen”.
In just six years the race has gone from being a domestic race within the Premier Calendar of British Cycling events, to an international event, targetted and covetted by competitors as the race that they all want to win. The race is not just about the competitors, who come from all over Europe and beyond, but also about the creation of an unforgettable experience and wonderful day out for spectators. Visitors and locals, young and old, marvel at the feats of the Elite riders as they literally ‘pass through Hell’.
Additionally, since 2007, over 200 non-Elite cyclists have been able to experience some of what the Classic competitors go through, by being able to take part in the CiCLE Challenge range of cyclo-sportif events held over part of the international course. Similarly first held in 2009 on the day before the CiCLE Classic, the Rutland CiCLE Tour proved an instant success with over 450 cyclists experiencing the delights of cycling in and around Rutland ahead of their professional contempories. In 2010 over 550 took to the roads for the CiCLE Tour and we continue to work with our promotional partners to see both these ‘all comers’ events to the same level of reputation within the cyclo-sportif field that the Classic has established for itself at Elite level. Anyone visiting the CiCLE Classic can enjoy a Rutland WEEKEND, riding the roads of Britain’s smallest county before seeing the stars of the cycle road racing world show how it is really done.
Whether you wish to take part in the CiCLE Classic; find out where and when to see the race; or experience the thrill for yourself of the freedom that cycling in beautiful countryside offers, then read on. It’s ALL here for you.
You can be forgiven for thinking this is not England!