The British monarchy’s plans for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee festival in June has forced the 2022 UCI Tour of Cambridgeshire world championship qualifying race to be postponed by one week.

“Having had to postpone the event on multiple occasions due to the COVID19 pandemic, we are determined to make this edition of the Tour of Cambridgeshire the best ever. Complying with the date change request and thus retaining the full support of the authorities ensures this will be the case.”  Malcolm Smith (Golazo Cycling) co-founder of the Tour of Cambridgeshire.

The 100 and 70-mile amateur gran fondo races will now take place on Sunday 12 June 2022 in Peterborough, with time trial races covering 16.4 miles moving to Saturday 11 June.

All existing entries remain valid for the new dates and Smith reiterated that the 2022 UCI Tour of Cambridgeshire will be the biggest and best ever after a two-year Covid19 absence.

No other venue or route changes are expected and afterwards there will be award presentations, festive food, live music, plenty of beer and a vendor EXPO.

The Tour of Cambridgeshire is the largest UCI Gran Fondo World Series race, typically qualifying upwards of 500 amateur cyclist for the annual UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.