Article posted on Virgin Money Cyclone website
Last year’s Curlew Cup was won by Dame Sarah Storey, who then went on to top the medal table for the British team with four Gold Medals from four events including an impressive World Record in her first event the C5 Women's 3000m Individual Pursuit.
Tony Gates, Chief Executive of Northumberland National Park said: “The Curlew Cup is an inspiring event set a stone’s throw away from the National Park and the World Heritage site that is Hadrian’s Wall. Northumberland National Park is a great place for cyclists and in fact the longest route (C) of the Challenge rides (on Saturday 29th June) passes though the National Park.
“We are always pleased to sponsor this event as it helps to embrace the area’s natural landscape and put the spotlight on some of the region’s most beautiful countryside. The event provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to enjoy the beautiful scenery that the National Park has to offer. I hope visitors will take advantage of the attractions and businesses located along Hadrian’s Wall whilst supporting friends and family members taking part in the race.
“The Cyclone event is all about ‘having a go’, and being active - meeting your goals and striving to go further, which mirrors the ethos of National Park as a place where visitors can feel free to explore and enjoy its special qualities.
“Dame Sarah set a fantastic standard last year before going on to win at the Paralympics. She will undoubtedly have inspired budding cyclists to follow in her footsteps and sign up to the Curlew Cup. I wish everyone competing in this event the best of luck!”
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