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New on the calendar, the seven day Cornwall Coastal Classic

New on the calendar, the seven day Cornwall Coastal Classic

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Event: 20-26 October 2013
Location: HQ: Lanivet, Cornwall


Be part of UK cyclosportive history - – 7 stages, 7 days, 777km. Take part in the inaugural year of the epic Cornwall Coastal Classic – the only seven stage sportive in the UK!...

Take your sportive experiences to the max this autumn and ride the 777km of wild and wonderful coastal roads around Cornwall! The seven stage event, run by Carrick Leisure, offers the rider a very special experience - this is as close as it gets to experiencing what the pro's go through when competing in a major tour.

"This is a chance to not only be part of a significant mark in UK sportive history, but to also experience riding the breathtaking Cornish coastline and countryside. There are many climbs and descents making this a significant challenge. This is a completely new and unique event that will truly test your stamina and endurance."

Cornwall Coastal Classic organisers

The seven consecutive days - Sunday 20 to Saturday 26 October 2013 - follow the coast of Cornwall, and the Devon and Cornwall border, passing through iconic locations such as Rock, Polzeath and Milook along the dramatic north Cornwall coastline, down through the southern fishing villages and towns of Looe, Mevagissey, and Polperro, around the craggy Roseland Peninsula to Truro, Helford and The Lizard, and way out west to Penzance, St Ives and Hayle. This is a chance to not only be part of a significant mark in UK sportive history, but to also experience riding the breathtaking Cornish coastline and countryside.

There are many climbs and descents making this a significant challenge. This is a completely new and unique event that will truly test your stamina and endurance.

The first stage starts from Lakeview – Event HQ and accommodation partner – early on Sunday 20 October, and travels in a clockwise direction around Cornwall in seven days of riding.

The routes are as follows:

All riders will be supported by the experienced Carrick Leisure Event Team who will be staying at the event HQ to ensure all needs are met. There will also be a significant event crew supporting riders on route that will include a mobile feed station offering nutrition drinks and energy food, mobile support mechanics, National Escort safety motorbike marshals and emergency pick up vehicles as required.

There will also be support escort cyclists who will stay with pre-determined groups to ensure that riders are safe and will also keep to an agreed pace. Mobile bike mechanics will be on hand to tend to any bike problems and spare bikes will also be available during each stage for those mechanical problems that cannot be fixed by the roadside.

Don’t miss out on being part of this land mark event – entry is now open here on the British Cycling website.

To celebrate the launch year of the Cornwall Coastal Classic, we are offering all British Cycling, and any other UK cycling club members, a special rate of £260 for all seven stages! British Cycling members will be asked to enter a valid membership number and Club members, their registered club name, in order to qualify for the discounted rate. Special group rates for club members are also available - please contact Geoff Samuels on 01208 262838 or email geoffrey.samuels@cornwall.gov.uk for details.

There are also a number of spaces still available at the discounted rate of £350, but only until Friday 29 March.

The cost of entry includes the thorough and impressive support system which fully covers all aspects of technical and medical support, route management, transport, bike security as well as being on hand 24/7 to meet the needs of all participants. Accommodation is booked separately – please see website for details.

This is the first of its kind – an opportunity to ride a landmark event that fully navigates the coastal roads of Cornwall in a true Coastal Classic.

For full details of the Cornwall Coastal Classic please visit: www.cornwallclassic.co.uk