Long Route

Ride out to the Welland Valley and up to Rutland Water returning via Kings Cliffe to Barnwell Park.

Classic Bianchi

The Bianchi Mega Pro XL was created for the 1998 Tour De France and Giro d' Italia winner Marco Pantani. The bike was custom built to compliment his riding style, he was a great climber and had a very attacking style.


On the day Steve from Light blue will bring some example of up to date Classics and is is hoping to ride out with us on his new steel frame made up with with Classic parts. Frames can be bought and made up from Gorilla Firm Cycling. For details click the logo above. Or if you like the looks of Kings Reynolds 853 frameset below click the image for the road.cc review.

Short Route

Ride out via Bulwick, to Kings Cliffe, Wansford and Elton returning via Polebrook to Barnwell Park.

Marco Pantani

Marco Pantani was known as the Pirate because of his shaved head, bandana and earrings. He was famous for winning the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in 1998.


Why not pop in to the Tap and Kitchen for an early lunch before you leave or when you return stop for a drink and a meal. There are a wide variety of ales and wines and a great selection of food. Click on the image or logo for more details.



Last year it was a great privilege for Oundle to host the start of the first ever Women's Tour. There were many top world class athletes gracing the start line as Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson set them on their way.

This year we will be hosting the 3rd stage start of the tour. There will be a roll out from Oundle followed by a short loop via Benefield and they will then return through the town at race speed before going out through Fotheringhay taking the same route as part of our long classics ride (though we will be going in the other direction).

Stage 3 Route


Event Sponsors

The event has been supported by a number of local organisations.