Organiser of the Cycle Wiltshire sportive on October 2 has issued statement saying that event has been cancelled due to lack of entries

This year’s Cycle Wiltshire sportive has been cancelled due to lack of entries. The event’s organiser issued a brief statement apologising to those that had already entered the event, which was due to take place on October 2.

“Unfortunately, due to a lower number of rider entries than anticipated, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Cycle Wiltshire Sportive event, which was due to be held on 2 October,” read the statement published on the Cycle Wiltshire website, run by Wiltshire Council.

“We apologise for the short notice and for any inconvenience that this cancellation may cause. Any participants signed up to the event will receive a full refund within the next two weeks and have been sent an email relating to this.

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“Thank you for your interest and support, and we are sorry that the entry numbers do not justify us delivering this event.”

The sportive had offered three route options: an 85-mile route, a medium 43-mile route and a short ‘family friendly’ 10-mile option. All routes were scheduled to start at the Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury.

Entry prices ranged from £10 to £30, with a maximum participation of 1000 riders.