Endurance cyclists will head through Uttlesford on their way to London finish line

PUBLISHED: 10:39 21 July 2017 | UPDATED: 13:00 21 July 2017

Cyclists will head through Uttlesford as part of the challenge next week. Picture: THOMAS NORTHCUT/STOCK IMAGE

Cyclists will head through Uttlesford as part of the challenge next week. Picture: THOMAS NORTHCUT/STOCK IMAGE

(c) Thomas Northcut

Cyclists taking part in this year’s London Edinburgh London event will pass through Uttlesford on their way to the finish line.

The route – which spans a total of 870 miles – will see riders pass by Saffron Walden on their southbound trip before heading through Newport, Henham, Broxted and Great Easton.

The event is held every four years and will see endurance cyclists from 54 countries take part on July 30.

Of the 1,500 signed up, fewer than half are British with many hailing from the likes of Thailand, America, Spain, Italy and Germany.

Danial Webb, organiser, said: “London Edinburgh London has always attracted an international field and we’re seeing the numbers rise every time we run the event; probably because Britain offers some of the most stunning and cycle-friendly roads in the world.”

As well as Uttlesford, riders will get the chance to see the landscapes of Lincolnshire, Humberside, North Yorkshire and Cumbria.

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