Tour of the Cornfields 2018

Offroad Endurance , Cambridgeshire – Sunday, 02 Sep 2018

Event Summary

Event Overview

The original and super popular Tour of Cornfields returns for 2018! Organised once again by the team that runs London's Beastway series and cyclocross races for LVYCC in the Eastern League cyclocross.

Suitable for gravel bikes, cyclo-cross, MTB, hybrids and sturdy road bikes, this 100+ km off-road route loops around the bridleways, byways, lanes and minor roads in beautiful countryside of four counties between Cambridge, Sandy, Huntingdon and Royston. Your start is at the prestigious country estate of Wimpole Hall where there is dedicated event parking and lots for the whole family to do all day. There is the half-way cake stop at a wonderful church hall with a secure paddock. oh, and what lovely cakes they are....!

We also offer a 50km option which still gets you to all the important places.

Online routes for previous editions are all out of date. Only entrants will receive the full route info on the eve of our event. Make sure you supply an active email address for us to send you the route details.

You can ride at your own pace or team up with others as you follow the route we issue for GPS on the eve of the event. We also provide the route for your smartphone as routes and a map image. Our signage scheme is minimal but effective when we tell you what to look for.

A new route has been recce'd for this year's edition. The event has been run since 2006 and this year's route will take you further afield than you might expect.

Many riders choose to bring the whole family as Wimpole is a great place to stay and play all day while riders do their thing. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate

Event Details

Event URN:

426877

Start Date:

Sun, 2nd Sep 2018

Event Type:

Offroad Endurance (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

View map

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Michael Humphreys
cornfields2016@btinternet.com

About the Event

Info for Riders

**UPDATED** Pre-entry is now closed.
Event info will be sent by 11pm on 31 August by email to pre-entered riders. This contains route info, joining instructions and more. Check your BC-registered email.
Entry on the day is complicated because the route info and rider packs have to be prepared in advance for circulation. Please email to ask if places remain at entry on the day rates.
**UPDATE ENDS**

100km loop with 30% on road and 70% off-road on a mix of byways, bridleways and lanes in the fine gently rolling countryside of S Cambs, N Herts, Beds and Huntingdon, starting from National Trust's Wimpole Hall Estate with dedicated event parking (£2 to non-members).

Suitable for gravel bike, MTB, cyclo-cross, sturdy road bike or hybrid. Unsupported but with a superb half-way tea and rest stop. 50km option if requested. Starts from 9 - 9.30am. A friendly ride just before the 'cross season gets going. Event has been running since 2006, now with a greatly improved start/finish venue and a wider-ranging loop. 

Please make sure you provide us with a current email address so we can send you the route to load in your navigation device, whether it's a Garmin or smartphone. (We notice there are a lot of dead emails in the BC records...)

The Rides

100k Tour of the Cornfields 2018 Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sun 02/09/18 09:00 --- --- 1 laps / 110km / 68 miles
Entry: On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 02/09/18 – 09:00
1 laps / 110km / 68 miles
50k Tour of the Cornfields 2018 Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sun 02/09/18 09:00 --- --- 1 laps / 50km / 31 miles
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 02/09/18 – 09:00
1 laps / 50km / 31 miles

Event Summary

Event Overview

The original and super popular Tour of Cornfields returns for 2018! Organised once again by the team that runs London's Beastway series and cyclocross races for LVYCC in the Eastern League cyclocross.

Suitable for gravel bikes, cyclo-cross, MTB, hybrids and sturdy road bikes, this 100+ km off-road route loops around the bridleways, byways, lanes and minor roads in beautiful countryside of four counties between Cambridge, Sandy, Huntingdon and Royston. Your start is at the prestigious country estate of Wimpole Hall where there is dedicated event parking and lots for the whole family to do all day. There is the half-way cake stop at a wonderful church hall with a secure paddock. oh, and what lovely cakes they are....!

We also offer a 50km option which still gets you to all the important places.

Online routes for previous editions are all out of date. Only entrants will receive the full route info on the eve of our event. Make sure you supply an active email address for us to send you the route details.

You can ride at your own pace or team up with others as you follow the route we issue for GPS on the eve of the event. We also provide the route for your smartphone as routes and a map image. Our signage scheme is minimal but effective when we tell you what to look for.

A new route has been recce'd for this year's edition. The event has been run since 2006 and this year's route will take you further afield than you might expect.

Many riders choose to bring the whole family as Wimpole is a great place to stay and play all day while riders do their thing. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate

Event Details

Event URN:

426877

Start Date:

Sun, 2nd Sep 2018

Event Type:

Offroad Endurance (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

View map

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Michael Humphreys
cornfields2016@btinternet.com

About the Event

Info for Riders

**UPDATED** Pre-entry is now closed.
Event info will be sent by 11pm on 31 August by email to pre-entered riders. This contains route info, joining instructions and more. Check your BC-registered email.
Entry on the day is complicated because the route info and rider packs have to be prepared in advance for circulation. Please email to ask if places remain at entry on the day rates.
**UPDATE ENDS**

100km loop with 30% on road and 70% off-road on a mix of byways, bridleways and lanes in the fine gently rolling countryside of S Cambs, N Herts, Beds and Huntingdon, starting from National Trust's Wimpole Hall Estate with dedicated event parking (£2 to non-members).

Suitable for gravel bike, MTB, cyclo-cross, sturdy road bike or hybrid. Unsupported but with a superb half-way tea and rest stop. 50km option if requested. Starts from 9 - 9.30am. A friendly ride just before the 'cross season gets going. Event has been running since 2006, now with a greatly improved start/finish venue and a wider-ranging loop. 

Please make sure you provide us with a current email address so we can send you the route to load in your navigation device, whether it's a Garmin or smartphone. (We notice there are a lot of dead emails in the BC records...)

The Rides

100k Tour of the Cornfields 2018 Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sun 02/09/18 09:00 --- --- 1 laps / 110km / 68 miles
Entry: On Day: (£35.00)
Sun 02/09/18 – 09:00
1 laps / 110km / 68 miles
50k Tour of the Cornfields 2018 Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sun 02/09/18 09:00 --- --- 1 laps / 50km / 31 miles
Entry: On Day: (£30.00)
Sun 02/09/18 – 09:00
1 laps / 50km / 31 miles

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