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700 cyclists get on their bikes for the Crafted Classique 2015

Crafted Classique 2015

The sun shone down on Suffolk on Saturday as the Crafted Classique returned to the county, with 700 riders taking part in the sportive.

The event was even more popular than last year’s inaugural ride, where 500 cyclists entered.

As well as revisions to the popular 100km and 100mile courses, 2015’s Crafted Classique featured a brand new 55km route, designed for those new to the sportive scene. Streamlined registration also meant that riders had the option to collect their timing chips and rider packs the evening before the event, as well as on the day and AHP Suffolk treated entrants to complimentary post-ride massages at the finish line on the Ipswich waterfront.

The official chip times are now available.

The event organisers, Ipswich Borough Council, and sponsor, digital agency Crafted, would like to thank all that took part in the sportive and made it a success.

The event team learned a lot from the day and are busy collating feedback to make 2016’s event even bigger and better.

To celebrate Suffolk’s Year of Cycling, online entrants into the Crafted Classique were entered into a free prize draw for the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to the Stage 7 finale of the Tour of Britain in Ipswich on 12th September.

We’re delighted to announce that our winner is Jeremy Clipstone, who cycled the 100km route.

Our runner up, 100 miler Roy Finch, takes home a cycling jersey kindly donated by Simpson magazine.

We’d like to thank Simpson and Suffolk County Council for donating the prizes.

If you have any photos of your day that you would like to share please do so via the event Facebook page or Twitter feed.