Cambridgeshire to host UK's first ever Gran Fondo

The county will host a two day cycling festival that will be the first event of this kind in the UK

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Cambridgeshire will host Britain’s first-ever Gran Fondo as part of a two-day cycling extravaganza in the county next June.

The Tour of Cambridgeshire will comprise of a 16-mile (25km) time trial on June 6, followed 24 hours later by an 83-mile (134km) Gran Fondo. Both events will take place on fully-closed roads, while the former will be included on the schedule of the UCI’s World Cycling Tour, a series of events aimed at amateur riders and ex-pros alike.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.