The 2012 Wiggle Cornwall Tor sportive challenge cycle ride has launched. It’s the 5th edition of Cornwall’s biggest sportive cycling event.
Organised by Kilo To Go, Cornwall Council partner the event, also for the 5th successive year , along with online cycling retailer Wiggle in their 3rd year and charity partner Cancer Research UK.
Taking place on Sunday 29th April entries are open and event details are online now at www.kilotogo.com enabling riders to commit and prepare over the winter months.
New event headquarters for 2012 Wiggle Cornwall Tor are the National Trust’s Lanhydrock Estate and the event start and finish is set in Llanhydrock’s beautiful parklands. Already the largest sportive challenge in Cornwall with nearly 1,000 participants last year, the organisers anticipate significant growth this year – along with increased capacity at the new Lanhydrock HQ, Cornwall Council provide quality camping facilities for the Friday and Saturday just over a mile away at Bodmin’s Dragon Leisure Centre.
Cornwall Council’s Geoff Samuels said “This event brings a significant number of people into Cornwall, and Bodmin in particular, at a very quiet holiday period. For the 2012 ‘Tor’ we hope to attract even more to this fantastic cycling region. Wiggle Cornwall Tor gives a lot back to riders with it’s picture postcard scenery. We’ve got routes which take in some of Europe’s finest unspoilt coastal views and popular landmarks such as Port Isaac where ITV’s Doc Martin is filmed”
Wiggle Cornwall Tor not only makes for enjoyable cycling set a beautiful backdrop but also some very challenging cycling too. ‘The Tor’ is recognised as one of Britain’s toughest, but also most enjoyable sportive challenges. The climbs on the Atlantic coastline via Port Isaac, Tintagel and Boscastle are especially tough and as one previous participant and mother of two said of ‘The Tor’ “Trust me guys, it’s tougher than child birth!”
Action kicks off from the event Headquarters in Lanhydrock at 9am.