More than 1,000 cyclists are getting ready to saddle up and ride the roads in this year’s Tour de Tendring.
The popular annual event which is in its 24th year takes place over three different distances around the District on Sunday (May 14).
So far well over 400 people have their names down and with turn ups on the day organisers are hopeful of another 1,000 plus entry.
The Tour de Tendring is put on by Bike Events in partnership with Tendring District Council (TDC).
There are three distances to suit all aspirations starting with the family six miles, going up to 20 miles and then a 60-miler which takes in a large part of the very best of the District.
The start and finish is at Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles (DBL) with those on the two longer distances heading off between 8.30am and 9.30am, while those entering the six miles will depart between 9.30am and 10.30am.
All cyclists finish at DBL in Low Road where entertainment will be laid on throughout the day. DBL and Harwich Sports Centre will also be staging open days to coincide with the event.
Nigel Brown, TDC’s Communications Manager, said that everything is now prepared and ready for the off on Sunday.
“The team behind this event has everything in place and all we need now is some dry weather and a bumper entry to make it a real spectacle,” he said.
“While some sign up in advance, many will wait until the last minute to see what the weather is like and we always expect a large entry on the day.
“It is not a race and the Tour de Tendring is a fun day for all the family. It is also an ideal way for clubs and groups to get together to raise lots of money for their chosen charities.”
For further information about the event and to sign up for the Tour de Tendring visit www.bike-events.com