Throughout the past 11 months, there’s no doubt that our worlds have been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time we have sadly had to cancel and postpone many UK Cycling Event Sportives, (please see the list below for the 2021 dates that have been altered). Let us take a moment to thank you for both your patience in the absence of sportives and your eagerness to get back to them at the earliest - and safest - opportunity.
Based on the Government roadmap announced on Monday 22nd February 2021 we believe that the return of UK Cycling Event sportives fit safely and responsibly into Step 2 of the nationwide roadmap. This step is set to come into action no earlier than April 12th and therefore at this point, we are planning on UK Cycling Events sportives returning from later that week. This would make our first event back after the easing of restrictions the New Forest Classic event on the weekend of the 17th / 18th of April.
As ever with this situation, we are proceeding cautiously and always with the view of being adaptable and flexible if need be. If we have learnt anything over the past 11 months it is that we must be prepared for last-minute alterations to even the best-laid plans. We are of course aware of the "four tests" that must be satisfied in order for Step 2 to be initiated and that we must all continue playing our part. However, with that being said we must also be ready to go with being able to deliver our 2021 calendar.
We hope to see you soon for a UK Cycling Events sportive and in the meantime hope you are all continuing to get out on your bikes wherever possible.
The Team at UK Cycling Events
Ben, Elyse, Jon and Ryan
2021 Cancelled / Postponed Events
Events that have been postponed:
● Sunday 17th January 2021 - North Downs Gravel
○ NEW DATE - Sunday 27th June 2021
● Sunday 24th January 2021 - South Downs Gravel
○ NEW DATE - Sunday 28th November 2021
● Saturday 6th March 2021 - Cotswold Classic
○ NEW DATE - Saturday 21st August 2021
● Saturday 20th March 2021 - Cambridgeshire ARUK Classic
○ NEW DATE - Saturday 14th August 2021
Events that have been cancelled:
● Sunday 21st February - Chilterns Gravel
● Saturday 10th April - Yorkshire Classic