Women’s CiCLE Classic

Woms1717World and Olympic Champion Katie Archibald on ‘Somerberg’ on her way to victory in the 2017 edition of the Women’s CiCLE Classic.

Post race comments;

“Now that WAS a ‘f*****g’ bike race!”

“Track, farmyards and hills. What a race? Women’s CiCLE Classic did not disappoint!”

” This will become a Classic!”

No one who witnessed the race will disagree, other than perhaps, like the Men’s race; in only it’s second edition the race came of age and already is a “Classic”!!

Run off in brilliant sunshine and with a fierce pace from the outset, and 101 competitors the Women’s CiCLE Classic was THE race to win in 2017 on the UK Women’s National road race series. Don’t miss out and look out for the date of the 2018 edition.

2017 start list.



2016           Winner :              Rebecca      Durrell     (Drops Cycling Team)        3h.03.47

Queen of the Bergs:              Julie Erskine              (Team Ford Ecoboost)

Course map:Womens Route FINAL

Full route details provided below:

Course-2017-Women.Juniors1 (4)

Sunday 17th July 2016 saw the first ever Womens CiCLE Classic, and over many of the same roads as the Men’s earlier in April at the annual International Rutland -Melton CiCLE Classic.

In 2017, using the same course, although hopefully with the addition of the ‘Sawgate sector’ as part of the finishing circuit the Women again take centre stage on Sunday 4th June.

Starting and finishing in Melton Mowbray town centre and using a slightly shorter finishing circuit as the men, the Women’s race has a first prize of £1000, down to 20th place, although the toughness of the course enabled only 12 hardy souls able to complete the course in 2016. In 2017 with nearly twice the number of starters the race looks set to be a ‘cracker’!!!

Unique in so many ways as within the British cycling calendar, the event is once again sponsored by an individual, Peter Stanton, a long time supporter of Women’s racing within the UK.


For further information:

Colin Clews 07979 85 6262