Some of the country's top professional and amateur riders will converge on Rutland on the 25th and 26th of April for two days of top quality cycling events.
Starting proceedings on Saturday 25th is the 7th edition of the Dare2b Rutland CiCLE Tour. With four routes to choose from there is something for riders of all levels of fitness and experience. The new 21 mile shorter route is much flatter than the others and ideal for those new to cylcing and cyclo-sportives. For those who have literally been around the block a few times there is the 104 mile option, which features the most picturesque lanes and villages the area has to offer. Taking in not only Rutland but neighbouring Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, the route has almost 5000 feet of climbing and includes views of Rutland Water, the Vale of Belvoir, Belvoir Castle, Eyebrook Reservoir and the impressive Harringworth Viaduct.