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Tour of Wessex 2011 dates announced

The Hanging Chapel, Langport – Tour of Wessex stage 3 (photo: Dennis Sackett)

The 2011 edition of the Tour of Wessex cyclosportive will be held on Spring Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 28th to Monday 30th May.

This will be the sixth edition of this unique event,  which last year attracted riders from all over the world, with teams from Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg making the journey to test themselves in one of the UK’s biggest open cycling challenges.

The event is run over three days in daily stages of 106, 117 and 106 miles. Two shorter rides of 23 and 76 miles also taking place on Saturday 28th May. The routes will again start and finish in Somerton, Somerset, and will take in many of the South West’s most iconic locations, including Glastonbury Tor,  Cheddar Gorge, Exmoor National Park, Corfe Castle and the Jurassic coastline.

“We are delighted with how the event has continued to develop over the past five years with the numbers of participants increasing year on year,” said Nick Bourne, of event organiser Pendragon Sports. “Next year we expect to see more cyclists than ever  finishing the full three day challenge as riders are becoming more experienced at endurance cycling challenges.”

Registration is now open for the Tour of Wessex.

For more details visit www.tourofwessex.com or email info@tourofwessex.com

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