Double Olympic champion cyclist competing in Wiltshire

Double Olympic champion cyclist competing in Wiltshire

Double Olympic champion cyclist Ed Clancy will be one of the big names taking to the streets of Wiltshire during Cycle Wiltshire this weekend.

Cycle Wiltshire – part of Wiltshire Council’s A Legacy for Wiltshire partnership – takes place on May 3 and 4 and is a chance for people to take to the road on their bikes, as well as experience the excitement and thrill of top-class cycling in their local community.

The Cycle Wiltshire Grand Prix on May 4 is the second event of the season in British Cycling Elite Road Racing Series, and looks set to see a continuation of the incredible racing of the opening event of the season. The best domestic riders and teams will all be in attendance including five UCI Continental Registered Teams, five British Cycling Elite Registered Teams as well as other teams and individuals from across the UK which looks set to create a sensational race.

Elite road racing is a great spectacle and an opportunity to see some of the best cyclists in the world up close, including double Olympic Champion Ed Clancy riding for Rapha Condor JLT. The Cycle Wiltshire Grand Prix starts in Wilton Market Place at 11am where people will be able to get up close to the riders as they get set for 100 miles around the beautiful and challenging Wiltshire Countryside. The event is free and a great day out.

The Cycle Wiltshire Sportive event takes place on Saturday May 3 and gives people of all cycling abilities the chance to take part in a picturesque ride through Salisbury and the surrounding area. People will have a choice of three distances to ride – 20 miles, 64 miles or 100 miles. There is also a one mile route for youngsters and their families. The event starts at Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Salisbury from 8:30am. The 100 mile riders start between 8:30am and 9:15am, the 64 mile riders between 9:00am and 9:45am and the 20 mile riders at any time between 10:00am and 12:00pm.

There will be displays and exhibition stands as well as entertainment for all the family to enjoy at the Sportive Village at the leisure centre.

For more information and to enter to participate in the Sportive cycle rides people should visit the Cycle Wiltshire website.  , follow @CycleWiltshire on Twitter,  or find the event on Facebook.

People can also register to ride a Sportive cycle distance on the day itself.

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