Velo29 purchases Cheshire Cat and other Kilo 2 Go sportives

Velo29-Altura acquires all Kilo 2 Go sportives from liquidated company and plans to hold Cheshire Cat and Tour of the Peak in 2017

Riders who entered the Cheshire Cat sportive in 2016 will be able to transfer their entry to 2017 after Velo29-Altura moved to acquire the events from the liquidated Kilo 2 Go company.

Kilo 2 Go ceased trading in April, leaving hundreds of riders out of pocket for the sportives they had already paid for.

Velo29-Altura reports that it has acquired the package of sportives run by Kilo 2 Go, although only the Cheshire Cat and Tour of the Peak are in the pipeline to continue.

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Velo29 event director Richard Williamson said: “We want to be able to offer some compensation to riders who already entered the events which we are continuing to promote.

“These are great well supported events and we want to get them back to the 3,000 rider sell out of a few years ago. We’ll be getting in touch with entrants shortly on their free place in next year’s event.”

Velo29 is hoping to run the Cheshire Cat on its original date in March in 2017, with the Tour of the Peak in May.