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Bourne CiCLE Classic to be officially launched on Thursday, November 1




A major new cycle race that will start and finish in in Bourne will be officially launched on Thursday, November 1.

The Bourne CiCLE Classic will see professional road races for men and women, plus a Sportive event and time trial, over the weekend of August 31 and September 1 2019.

A major new cycle race to be staged next year will start and end in Bourne. Our file photo shows riders during the Bourne Wheelers stage junior road race championships
A major new cycle race to be staged next year will start and end in Bourne. Our file photo shows riders during the Bourne Wheelers stage junior road race championships

Professional and semi professional cyclists will be at the launch at the Bourne Corn Exchange, including Charles Page, Russell Downing, Leah Dixon and ex-Bourne Wheelers Georgia Bullard – plus Race Director Brian Moran, Race Advisor Colin Clews and professional cycling commentator Carl Lawrenson.

Not only does the race promise significant economic benefits, but it will be an exciting spectacle too.

South Kesteven District Council’s Visitor Economy team is organising the event and working with professional cycle event organisers including Colin Clews, responsible for the Rutland / Melton CiCLE Classic, to stage the event.

The routes, which fill a geographic race gap in the east of the UK, total 175 kilometres for men and 114 kilometres for women riders making it one of the longest women’s races in the UK calendar.

The route will also take riders close to Stamford, Market Deeping and Grantham and will include historic Grimsthorpe Castle.

- For more on the launch of this exciting event don't miss the Friday, November 2 editions of the Stamford Mercury and Bourne Local.



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