Organisers of the Forest of Dean Classic sportive have postponed the event from May 4 to July 13 for safety reasons. Due to over-running road works with no guarantee of completion before the existing May date, the organisers have been left with no option but to delay the event until the summer.
Another cycle event in the area on May 4 meant that rerouting was not an option for the organiser as this could potentially cause confusion for riders on both events as the courses would cross at several locations.
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The headquarters will also move back to Monmouth town centre, where the Classic 90 mile (145km) and newer 62 mile (100km) courses will start and finish.
For more information on the Forest of Dean Classic visit www.wheelsinwheels.com