2017 ORRO Tour of Sussex
iRide are pleased to announce the 2017 ORRO Tour of Sussex – the 5th edition of the regions most contested, and one of the UKs largest, category 2/3 multiple day stage cycle race.
Returning on July 6th to the iconic shoreline and astounding countryside of Sussex, familiar and new landmarks will pass the Tour by on route. Scenery shared by headline sponsors ORRO, whose hand-built carbon and aluminium road bikes are engineered at the foot of the Sussex Downs, at their Ditchling HQ.
Race Director John Powell is expecting “an intense battle for the Yellow and Green Jerseys, especially as participant numbers are set to increase from 60 riders (15 teams) to 80 riders (20 teams). The route alone is challenging, provisionally it’s looking like Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit, Beachyhead, Ashdown Forest and Ditchling Beacon.”
Testing their endurance, power, technique, teamwork and tactical awareness. The riders will need to focus, and play to their strengths as the Stages progress. Spectators can watch each of the 5 Stages unfold between July 6th– July 9th, as officially designated ORRO Tour of Sussex - Spectator Areas are introduced for 2017.
To keep up with the action until then and as it plays out, all event happenings will be featured via the official event website and social media. Including featurettes on the trophies designed and hand-crafted by Sussex based artists, sponsors and event competitions, event information, race results and photography.