Macmillan Cycletta set to return to Woburn Abbey

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Woburn Abbey will host the returning women-only sportive series Macmillan Cycletta in October.

The Woburn Abbey Estate offers a picturesque backdrop for riders, who will have the opportunity to start and finish in its grand surroundings. Riders can choose from 24, 40 and 70km route options through the beautiful grounds and stunning nearby countryside.

The three routes at each event have been designed to encourage women of all abilities to grab their bike and join in, and more than 15,000 people have ridden in a Macmillan Cycletta event since 2011.

A friendly and fun Scootathlon will also take place beforehand for children aged four to eight years old.

“We are delighted that Macmillan Cycletta will return to Woburn Abbey in 2016,” said Human Race operations director Kirsty Wilde.

“We are excited to share the stunning routes we have planned with riders, which we believe are as spectacular as you will find for any sportive of a similar distance.”

Emily Ford from Macmillan Cancer Support’s Challenge Events Team added: “Macmillan are delighted to again be involved in the Cycletta series for 2016. Last year these two events raised over £46,000 helping us to provide vital support to ensure no-one has to face cancer alone. We are urging as many ladies as possible to get out on their bikes and join Team Macmillan this year.”

Applications are now being taken for the event on October 9, and those signing up by Tuesday May 3 will get in at a special price. Visit www.cycletta.co.uk