TOUR DE TENDRING CYCLE RIDE CANCELLED
A fun family cycle ride around Tendring has been cancelled by the organisers.
The Tour de Tendring, which sees riders take on a six, 20 or 60 mile route around the district, was scheduled to take place on Sunday, 24 July.
However the organisers, Bike Events, have been forced to cancel the event.
Alex Porter, Tendring District Council (TDC) Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said the decision was disappointing.
“The Tour de Tendring is a commercially-run activity, run by Bike Events, which we are always keen to support as a great event for people to get on their bikes and explore our beautiful district,” Cllr Porter said.
“Given this it is a shame to learn it has been cancelled, but we understand there will always be a number of factors affecting an event’s viability – especially given the tough time events organisers have had over the past few years.
“We will continue to liaise with Bike Events, and I hope that we can see the Tour de Tendring return another time.”
Still taking place on Saturday, 23 July, is the first Essex Festival of Cycling, a celebration of the Essex Pedal Power project; an initiative from the Sport England Local Delivery Pilot which has seen free bikes given to residents in Clacton and Jaywick Sands to encourage active living.
The festival will see fun cycle and active living-based activities, as well as fair rides and performers, take place on Clacton’s West Greensward between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, 23 July.
Also taking place on Sunday is the Harwich Skate Jam event, run by Harwich Town Council.