With the closing date for this years edition of the Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic having been reached, the race is in the enviable, or unenviable, position of being heavily oversubscribed with over 180 entries having been submitted to date for the 140 place field that has recently been approved by Leicestershire Police for this unique event. This is believed to be the largest ever entry received for any major British race in recent years.
Latest additions to the entry are Team Isle of Man, who giving the event the importance that they feel it deserves, are fielding their Melbourne Commonwealth Games Road Squad, including ex World Madison Champion Mark Cavendish.
Race organiser, Colin Clews, said:
“Following the commencement of a poster campaign, local interest in the race is building up significantly and the race seems assured of an even greater and appreciative crowd than that experienced at the first edition of the race in 2005,”
he added a word of caution though:
“In view of the roads to be used however, all specatators are urged to ensure that they park well off the roads used by the race, and to comply with marshals instructions without hesitation.”
Melton Borough Council
Rutland County Council
Oakham Town Council
Nottingham East Midlands Airport
Meltton Building society
Manor Farm Feeds
Sports & Health
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