What is ToC100?
ToC100 is completely unique to any other event in the UK. The ToC 100 Sportive is the fastest sportive on the planet. This event caters for riders of all abilities and aspirations. ToC100 is part of the Tour of Cambridgeshire Festival, which is in it’s fifth year in 2019.
ToC100 gives riders the chance ride 100-miles on fully closed around your beautiful countryside in Cambridgeshire. We will see approximately 12,000 riders take to the start line in 2019 and would love to see your support, as well as encouragement, around the route.
For more information about the Tour of Cambridgeshire Festival, CLICK HERE.
When will ToC100 take place?
ToC100 will take place within the Tour of Cambridgeshire Festival; the Festival will be held on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2019, with ToC100 being held within the Sunday timetable of events.
Where will the Festival be held?
The ToC Event HQ will be within the East of England Arena and Showground, although the route for the races extends to include many Cambridgeshire communities.
East of England Arena and Showground offers a central location with a large amount of outdoor space available; it is also close to the Peterborough City Centre, bus station and train station and will therefore encourage visitors to make the most of other attractions throughout Cambridgeshire including restaurants and bars, as well as local activities and events.
Some of the events take part on routes outside of the Arena, travelling through many towns and villages in the area, such as Folksworth, Morbourne, Alconbury Weston, Upwood, Ramsey St Marys, Pondersbridge, Whittlesey, Farcet, Yaxley, amongst many smaller areas. Incorporating so many towns and villages allows us to maximise the opportunities for tourists and participants to view our breath-taking scenery.
Who is organising the event?
The event is being organised by cycling specialists Golazo Cycling Ltd.
We have successfully brought together local, national and international partners in the form of various charities, contractors and the worldwide governing body of cycling, UCI.
What are the benefits of the Tour of Cambridgeshire and ToC100 to Cambridgeshire?
This is a major participation event and offers an opportunity to promote and further enhance Cambridgeshire’s reputation as a major sporting destination.
The hosting of this event brings many benefits to the area including opportunities to promote lifelong physical activity especially cycling; economic benefits for local businesses across Cambridgeshire and an opportunity to promote the area as a tourist destination with the many Council, Voluntary and Community led attractions on offer for visitors to the area.
What are the routes?
.For detailed route information and maps, including closure timings, please CLICK HERE.
Will roads be closed?
All events taking part on the routes outside the Event HQ require road closures to ensure safety to all taking part, spectators and other members of the public.
Traffic Management contractors are used to secure the closures of the routes, ensuring roads are sterile throughout the closure periods. The road will be legally closed by the implementation of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO), issued by Cambridgeshire County Council.
All roads will be re-opened on or before the time stated for each sector of the route unless Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Cambridgeshire County Council Highways decide there are significant safety issues that prevent this.
What roads will be closed and how long for?
Road closures will vary throughout the event, according to the day, location, Route Sectors and the specific event; for full details CLICK HERE.
Will the road closures have an effect on the wider road network?
There is potential that some roads that aren’t closed will see increased levels of traffic due to diversions. There is also a likelihood that some bus services are altered in order that they will be able access smaller roads as part of diversions and some bus stops may have to be moved temporarily. We are liaising with transport providers to ensure that alternative transport arrangements are in place during the road closure period.
Pedestrian access will be permitted, however pedestrians are reminded that the roads are closed. Cyclists and vehicles within the race travel at high speeds. It is the pedestrians responsibility to cross the roads safely.
Residents and businesses who will be affected by the road closures will receive a leaflet containing event and closure information.
How will Buses be affected?
There will be a range of bus service cancellations and temporary arrangements during the closure periods. Contact your local bus provider for more information.
What access arrangements are in place for local residents and businesses?
Access restrictions will vary around the routes and will depend on the location and time that the event passes through each town/village. All road closure timings will be kept to a minimum level allowing a safe and secure event, as well as keeping the disruption to a minimum. In any event, we will be making every effort to mitigate disruption on the local roads.
These restrictions are necessary to ensure the smooth running of the event while maintaining the safety and security of participants, residents and spectators.
During the road closure period, residents will not have access to the roads closed until the closures have been lifted. We are working with local care providers to maintain access for essential care on the day of the event, as well as local GPs and Doctors on Call Service. All emergency service vehicles, with a blue light emergency, will have access throughout the road closure period.
We regret any disruption this event may bring but we are confident that by carefully planning ahead, we can minimise the impact on residents and businesses. We encourage residents and businesses to plan ahead and make alternative arrangements wherever possible and also use this opportunity, where possible, to organise or take part in any community events or visit local attractions.
It is strongly recommended that all members of the communities carefully consider any movement in the area during the affected weekend; pay particular attention to the scheduling of any deliveries, servicing, maintenance, attendance, appointments and timetables which may be affected.
Are there any special provisions being made for persons requiring critical health care?
All health care and medical providers have been made aware of the event and the road closure periods; all providers have made provision for this and we will be continuing to work closely together to ensure that all care is provided when and where necessary. All emergency services, who have a blue light emergency, during the closure times will have access to the route.
People requiring access to critical health care during the closure periods must contact
What access arrangements have been made for emergency service vehicles?
In planning for this event we have been liaising with Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Fire and Rescue, NHS Ambulance services, as well as other critical service providers.
Emergency access to all properties and residents on route will be maintained at all times. Emergencies will be treated in the usual day to day way, and the safety of the residents and visitors alike will be a priority. In the event of an emergency situation occurring within the route, members of the public should contact the emergency services as usual on 999.
Emergency services will be dispatched as normal and access will be co-ordinated by the event organisers.
I live in residential area next to the Event HQ, are the access arrangements the same as previous years?
Access to and from Orton Northgate can be made via Dunblane Drive and the internal road network at the East of England Arena & Showground. All residents who live around the Event HQ have access to the East of England Arena & Showground car park on Loch Lomand Way.
Please be aware that the access to East of England Way is restricted throughout the closure timings. It is recommended that vehicles are parked in the car parking facilities available outside of the closure timings to allow for your traffic movement.
What parking arrangements are in place for the event?
Within the TTRO, all vehicles must be removed from the affected roads. It is recommended that residents and businesses use off-road parking or alternative parking on adjacent roads that are not affected by the road closures.
What security and measures will be in place to ensure no damage is done to residential and business property?
There is extensive plans in place, to ensure safety and security of the event overall and for the cycle races in particular. These plans are subject to scrutiny and approval of the event-dedicated Safety Advisory Group.
What measures will be in place for crowd control at the site?
There will security onsite throughout the event to manage and deploy crowd control measures.