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Circuit of the Fens Grand Prix Sportive

26/07/2014 - Whittlesey, Peterborough - Sportive

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Welcome to the first replica sportive based on the Professional Grand Prix road race held the day after.
The challenge matches the Pro event distance and at 132miles is one of the longest sportives in the UK, there are 2 shorter distances for all abilities, plus a family ride.


The ride will start and finish in the Market Square in Whittlesey, on the edge of the East Anglian fens, so a good test for all riders. There are many activities based in town and Raleigh Cycles are bringing their "Road Show" to add to the entertainment, excitement and support the riders and their families.


The rides will follow the pros route before deviating into the surrounding Cambridgeshire countryside and into the fens before picking up the pros route back into Whittlesey town centre for a well-earned evening.


All routes are fully signed and there will be 3 feeds and a drinks stop on the Grand Prix route and 2 and drinks on the Elite route. The "Come and Try" will have one stop.


All rides will have full mechanical support at the start and at various points along each route.


There will also be a broom wagon to help out more terminal breakdowns.


There're are many hotels and B & B establishments so why not bring the family and make a weekend out of it. It is also planned to have camping available close by, allowing you the see the professionals the following day and those teams testing their fitness for the Commonwealth Games a week later.


This weekend is the 2nd biggest cycle event in Cambridgeshire just behind the Tour De France.



  • 3 Routes
  • 132miles Grand Prix Sportive
  • 133kms Elite Sportive
  • 37miles "Come and Try" Sportive
  • Event HQ -St Harry Smith Community College, Eastrea Road, Whittlesey. PE7 1XB
  • The HQ will have free car parking, canteen before and after the event plus showers.
  • START and FINISH in Market SQ less than 1 mile for HQ.
  • Timed Event.
  • Feed Stops- Plentiful with nutritional gels and bars plus cakes and savouries.


  • 07.30-08.00 Grand Prix Sportive
  • 08.15-09.00 Elite Sportive
  • 10.00-10.30 "Come and Try" Sportive
  • 11.00-12.00 Family Ride.
  • The "Come and Try" ride will benefit from Ride Captains to help you through the ride
  • Details for the Family ride will be available from Whittlesey Cycles and other venues, later in the spring.



  • Grand Prix Sportive £27
  • Elite Sportive £20
  • "Come and Try" £12
  • Family Ride £5 per family 2 adults and 2 children all monies to the Mayors charity.
  • Further details and information will be up dated periodically on the website and newsletters.



Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Sir Harry Smith Community College
Address Line 2 Eastrea Road, Whittlesey
Town Peterborough
County Cambridgeshire
Postcode PE7 1XB
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name Wheels in Wheels Events Ltd
Email Email Hidden
Phone 07876712098
Address Line 1 Unit 5b Monsal Works
Address Line 2 Somersham Road
Town St Ives
County Cambridgeshire
Postcode PE27 3LY

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