Perfs Pedal race saved, becomes Portsdown Classic for 2024

The future of the race was in doubt after former organiser stepped down in October

Jack Rootkin-Gray
(Image credit: Ian Wrightson / The British Continental)

The Perfs Pedal race in Hampshire will continue next year under a new identity as the Portsdown Classic. 

Back in October, the former organiser Mick Waite announced that the race would not continue into the new year, and called upon other parties to pick up the vacant date left on the domestic calendar. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

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