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Sun 06/09/2009 - Tour of the Cornfields

Tour of the Cornfields 2009

A Cyclo-Cross Sportive

Event Date: 06 September 2009

The Tour of the Cornfields is a Cyclo Sportive based in South Cambridgeshire using quiet lanes and by-ways and bridleways. The ride is ideal for cyclo-cross bikes but anyone on a mountain bike would enjoy it. The route uses narrow lanes, farm tracks, by-ways and wide off-road paths with over 50% of it off-road. The terrain is flat or gently rolling with just a few short climbs.

If the weather is dry it could be a fast ride for the fitter or a gentle meander and look at the rural scenery for the less committed. If the weather is wet it will be a totally different challenge! The route will be signposted and riders will be provided with written directions.

There will be one refreshment point at roughly half way but it is strongly recommended that riders are self sufficient especially as the route does not pass any shops or garages.

There is a limit of 190 starters due to the size of the hall and parking. There are no showers at the hall but showers/changing may be available for after the ride.

New for 2009:

  • Revised clockwise route which retains the best features and adds new challenges

Event Details

  • HQ - The Community Centre, Basisngbourn Village College, South End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Herts, SG8 5NJ
  • Start Time: 9.30am. Signing on from 8.30am. Signing back in closes at 4.30pm. HQ closes at 5pm. No entry on the line this year, closing date is 24th August 2009.

The route follows a number of ancient tracks and roads, including the Harcamlow Way and the Icknield Way. Riders will cross through the site of the abandoned medieval village of Clopton.

Event website: Click here