Tour of the Cornfields 2020

Offroad Endurance , Cambridgeshire – Sunday, 06 Sep 2020

Event Summary

Event Overview

The original and super popular Tour of Cornfields returns on Sunday 6 September 2020! 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 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Online routes for previous editions are all out of date.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 works new variations in with old favourites. Once again all proceeds from this event will support the Eastern Region 'Contenders' cyclocross training days for youth riders run by Mark Wyer. We are proud to have made these effective training sessions possible. Look out for dates and details.

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:

470068

Start Date:

Sun, 6th Sep 2020

Event Type:

Offroad Endurance (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

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

View map

Cheques payable to:

Enter online at British Cycling

Entry close date

Thu, 3rd Sep 2020

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Michael Humphreys
cornfields2016@btinternet.com

About the Event

Info for Riders

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, C Beds, starting from a revised venue found at short notice, of which entered riders will be advised by email of joining instructions

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. 

 

Pre-entered riders 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, so check your BC details or send us a 'real email' address to go with your paid entry to cornfields2016@btinternet.com

You can ride at your own pace or team up with others as you follow the route we issue for GPS. 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 at the rider briefing.
We estimate you will complete the ride in four hours but we know it will take some as long as seven hours. That's fine.

We start riders in groups of 6 at intervals to be COVID compliant and to avoid trail blockages. You will be informed of your start time, and the time at which you can arrive into the car parking. Your start time and finish times are recorded. Time spent at the mandatory refreshments stop is subtracted, which means you can take your time to enjoy the tea and the cake.

This is an unsupported ride with no sag wagon but we have been known to retrieve a rider. Mainly it's nice to rely on the kindness of others or bring your own toolkit and spares. You know what you're doing.

The Rides

**50k Tour of the Cornfields 2020** Not Available. Only 100km Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sun 06/09/20 09:00 --- --- 50km / 31 miles
Entry: On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 06/09/20 – 09:00
100k Tour of the Cornfields 2020 Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sun 06/09/20 09:00 --- --- 110km / 68 miles
Entry: On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 06/09/20 – 09:00

Event Summary

Event Overview

The original and super popular Tour of Cornfields returns on Sunday 6 September 2020! 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 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 works new variations in with old favourites. Once again all proceeds from this event will support the Eastern Region 'Contenders' cyclocross training days for youth riders run by Mark Wyer. We are proud to have made these effective training sessions possible. Look out for dates and details.

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:

470068

Start Date:

Sun, 6th Sep 2020

Event Type:

Offroad Endurance (Non-Competitive)

Venue:

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

View map

Cheques payable to:

Enter online at British Cycling

Entry close date

Thu, 3rd Sep 2020

Event Website:

Visit Website

Event Organiser:

Michael Humphreys
cornfields2016@btinternet.com

About the Event

Info for Riders

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, C Beds, starting from a revised venue found at short notice, of which entered riders will be advised by email of joining instructions

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. 

 

Pre-entered riders 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, so check your BC details or send us a 'real email' address to go with your paid entry to cornfields2016@btinternet.com

You can ride at your own pace or team up with others as you follow the route we issue for GPS. 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 at the rider briefing.
We estimate you will complete the ride in four hours but we know it will take some as long as seven hours. That's fine.

We start riders in groups of 6 at intervals to be COVID compliant and to avoid trail blockages. You will be informed of your start time, and the time at which you can arrive into the car parking. Your start time and finish times are recorded. Time spent at the mandatory refreshments stop is subtracted, which means you can take your time to enjoy the tea and the cake.

This is an unsupported ride with no sag wagon but we have been known to retrieve a rider. Mainly it's nice to rely on the kindness of others or bring your own toolkit and spares. You know what you're doing.

The Rides

**50k Tour of the Cornfields 2020** Not Available. Only 100km Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sun 06/09/20 09:00 --- --- 50km / 31 miles
Entry: On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 06/09/20 – 09:00
100k Tour of the Cornfields 2020 Ride
Date Start Classification Rider Cat Duration
Sun 06/09/20 09:00 --- --- 110km / 68 miles
Entry: On Day: (£40.00)
Sun 06/09/20 – 09:00

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