The time trial on Saturday has been sold out in a few weeks when opening registrations this winter. The 800 riders can expect a challenging course where wind often plays an important factor. The only difficulty along the 16 miles/26k course is a sharp short hill in the first part.
The 79 miles / 127km Granfondo on Sunday has a slightly different course. The aerodrome has disappeared from the course resulting in a bit more distance, but the concept remains the same: a fast course with some echelons halfway and some minor elevation in the beginning and at the end. With such a big peloton, starts are given with first the race-wave for licensed riders with intervals between the starting groups followed by the sport wave for non-licensed riders.
The British event was also the race who brought most qualified riders to the World Championships in the past years.