Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic under threat

Chase group on Somerberg, Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic 2012

The future of Britain's longest-standing UCI-ranked one-day race, the Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic, is under threat.

Race director Colin Clews today revealed that he has a race against time to raise a minimum of £20,000 to stage next year's edition, which is scheduled to take place on April 21.

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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.