British Cycling has put a post out cancelling all forms of bike racing for the foreseeable future and that includes our own local “Flemish Classic” just up the road in Rutland.
I am particularly devastated as I have a long relationship with the race and its associated sportive.
So whilst I understand and accept wholeheartedly the reasons for this. I want to express my support for the organisers and hope against hope the event will be back next year.
Elsewhere the actual Flemish classics appear lost for 2020 with Paris-Roubaix now offically postponed.
Stay safe all and speak soon.
After only one edition South Kesteven’s premier bike race has been cancelled.
With the Lincoln Grand Prix also under threat its not a good time for racing in our local area.
It seems to be standard that races in this part of the world come and go. We all remember the Tour of the Fens which ran around Whittlesey for a couple of years. That was across virtually empty Fenland tracks and still got cancelled so something on the busier roads around Bourne and Stamford was always in trouble.
The Rutland CiCLE Classic remains and we should all get out there and support it to protect it.
The Peloton heads from Oakham into Cold Overton before looping back on to the climb.
Cold Overton Hill Lap one CiCLE Classic 2017