North Cornwall Tor cyclosportif – Sunday, 20 April 2008

April 20, 2008
9:00 am

The long route is a tough hilly 100 mile ride with a route profile resembling a saw-blade!. The shorter 110km option is also tough even though there is less distance.

Website http://www.northcornwalltor.co.uk/Route map http://www.northcornwalltor.co.uk/outlineroutemap.htm

Dear fellow cyclists and athletes 

I’d like to briefly tell you about Cornwall’s first ever cyclosportive, The North Cornwall Tor, taking place on 20th April for the first time this year. Also, I would like to ask if you would communicate this to your fellow club members; perhaps by putting some information on your club web-site and displaying our poster (attached to this email). This is a tough cycling challenge suitable for club cyclist and athletes of varying abilities. There are distance options of 100miles or 100 kilometers but both routes have lots of steep climbs. Leaving from the flagship Dragon Leisure Centre in Bodmin (less than an hour from the M5), we have 4 feedstations, NEG outrider support, electronic chip timing, fully waymarked/GPS route etc etc  in short, top-notch organisation by North Cornwall District Council and cyclosportive specialists kilotogo. You can see how the organisers tackled some of the climbing when they met up with cyclosportive guru Mark Harding of Cyclosport.org back in December here: http://www.cyclosport.org/article.aspx?id=445&eventid=375&type=unsecure Of course you can find out lots more about this challenging ride, which supports the Cornwall Air Ambulance, by looking at out web-site  www.northcornwalltor.co.uk . We also have a family friendly option with the Camel Trail ride on Saturday 19th April. 

As part of the launch for The North Cornwall Tor we have a celebrity recce taking place leaving the Dragon Centre 9am on Tuesday 12th February. We are particularly keen to have some participation from cyclists and athletes from clubs in the South West and therefore would like to invite riders from you club. If you email us at recce@northcornwalltor.co.uk and let us know that you intend to take part we will have a free bottle full of isotonic for you at the start. Already taking part are Harry Lodge?s (Tour of Italy, Tour of Spain, Seoul Olympic rider) full KFS pro cycle team  and this is just for a reconnaissance ride! We have Cycling Weekly present and we expect local newspaper, radio and television to be there too. The bottle and isotonic offer is limited so be sure to email.

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