Tour of Cambs postponed again

Message from Tom Caldwell…

It is with a heavy heart that, despite the Tour of Cambridgeshire team straining every sinew to deliver this year’s event, we have been forced to postpone the event to June 3rd – 5th 2022.

As with all events – especially ones requiring road closures – we need to enter into some major contracts and financial commitments in the coming days if we are to deliver the event in September. We were hoping that lockdown restrictions on numbers of people allowed at a sporting event (4000) and social distancing would have been relaxed on June 21st. Sadly, this was not the case, and our risk assessments around a fair start procedure and control at feed stations make the event impossible to deliver in a compliant manner at this time.

Like all organisers, we are unable to insure our event for cancellation due to Covid restrictions. This leaves us in the impossible position of having to take a gamble that restrictions will be lifted in such a way that we can deliver the event. We are very conscious that the money we hold for entries is not our money, it is yours and we are not prepared to gamble with that. We’ve truly tried our best and put countless hours into trying to deliver the event without recompense as we are not eligible for government support, and we are determined to protect the events’ long-term future as we love this event, our sport, and the exciting plans we have in store for you at the next edition.

Having gone through a lot of soul searching we feel the sensible thing to do is put all our energies into organising a wonderful event in June 2022. We have put huge energy into upping our game in terms of the rider experience, expo, food festival, family activities, glamping and much more. In addition, you’ll also have the chance to qualify, in a timely fashion, for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in beautiful Trento.

We strongly believe that this will be the last time that we will have to ask you to be patient with us. All entries and services will be deferred until the June event and a copy of our key FAQs can be found below.

While we eagerly await next year’s event, we’ll host exciting challenges, competitions, giveaways and virtual events for you in the coming months, and we’ll be posting training resources, exclusive blogs and much more! We’ll be in touch soon with more details!

All of us at Team ToC look forward to seeing you in June next year.

Kind Regards,

New date for local Gran Fondo

Following extensive consultations with all key stakeholders, event partners, suppliers, and the UCI, the Tour of Cambridgeshire 2021 has been moved to September 24th to 26th 2021. All entries have been automatically transferred to the new event date and remain fully valid, including all optional extras purchased. No further actions need to be taken by participants. Detailed FAQs are available on our website.

In line with the decision-making process outlined in our communications earlier this year (available here), we’ve determined that due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, government regulations and pressure on the NHS and wider healthcare system, it will not be possible to safely and responsibly host a mass-participation event with thousands of participants as well as hundreds of staff and suppliers in June of this year.