VeloUK speaks to former Milk Race winner Malcolm Elliott about an event that is one of the most well known sporting events in the history of cycling in Britain.
The early season classic that gets the road season underway in the North West is the Clayton Velo Spring Classic and the 2013 Edition was won by Richard Handley in a great sprint with Ryan Mullen.
The 41st Severn Bridge Road Race near Bristol sees many of the top teams lining up for a British classic encounter as a provisional start list is published
Women’s Racing: Epic back on board as Cheshire Classic Team Prize Competition Sponsor
Another Classic to have survived the cull over the years, the Wally Gimber Trophy, is accepting entries for the race to be held on March 24, 2013.
Entries rolling in for the long running classic, the Perfs Pedal, will be run on Sunday 10th February 2013
Organiser Ian Emmerson confirms that the University of Lincoln will again be the main sponsor of Britain’s most popular cycle classic, the 58th Lincoln’s Grand Prix cycle race.
Part of a huge cycling weekend in the North East (June 28-July 1), the Beaumont Trophy is one of the oldest events on the racing calendar and in 2012, will be round 5 in the Premier Calendar series.
Russell Downing of Endura Racing has equalled the record number of wins in the British classic, the Lincoln Grand Prix. His fourth win equals that of Paul Curran and as he quipped afterwards, ‘I’ve still got it’ and Fonzy, you sure do!
Defending champion in the Lincoln Grand Prix, Scott Thwaites, returns with teammate Russell Downing going for his fourth win in the race. Sensational line -up for this British monument with three former winners.
Paul Burgoine visits one of the most classic of Track Opens in Britain, if not the World at the 1948 Olympic Velodrome
Star rider list and the events at the Good Friday meeting at the Olympic track in London, Herne Hill
This Weekend: A preview of a long running British classic, the Wally Gimber, from the race organisers, Dulwich Paragon CC including the honours list of past winners
GB Academy rider George Atkins has won the Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race in Essex today after outsprinting Marcin Bialoblocki of Node 4 Giordana.
The 30th Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race takes place next Sunday the 11th starting at 10am from Alderman Blaxill School, Colchester.
Russell Downing has won the 51st edition of the Eddie Soens in 1-2-3 for Endura Racing with Scott Thwaites second and Jonny McEvoy in third.
Against the odds, Richard Hepworth (Cycle Premier) has won the Clayton Velo Spring Classic handicap race in Lancashire in an eight man sprint. David McGowan (UK Youth) was second and Robbie Hassan (Herbalife Leisurelakes) third.
Top teams in the 2012 edition of the Severn Bridge Road Race on Sunday 4 March near Bristol.
Team UK Youth came to the Perfs Pedal to win and dominate and that is exactly what they did with Chris Opie winning the race ahead of Node4′s Marcin Bialoblocki and Endura Racing’s Jonny McEvoy.
A huge field of 250 riders will line up for Merseyside’s early season classic at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday 3rd March 2012.
The Dulwich Paragon Cycling Club are promoting the Wally Gimber Trophy on March 25th for Elite/1/2/3 riders in a race over 140 kilometres
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Peter Young Memorial (18th March in the South East) organised by Jeff Marshall of the Hounslow and District Wheelers
The 26th of February sees a British Classic take place with an honours list packed with British legends and greats; the North Road CC’s ‘Hard Riders’ Time Trial
The University of Lincoln continues its support for the ever popular Lincoln Grand Prix Cycle Race by extending its previous year supporting sponsorship to become the event’s main sponsor in 2012.
It was the ’70s and Pat McQuaid, now head of the UCI, was in England and winning a classic that is sadly no longer with us, the Tour of the Cotswolds
One of the few Premier Calendar events in Wales, this was organised by Phil and Louise Jones before they emigrated to Australia.
Held in Hampshire, this was a tough race to win and among the winners since 1998 are Chris Walker, Russell Downing and John Tanner …
Held in Hertfordshire, starting Welwyn Garden City during its final runnings, the race was part of the Premier Calendar
Raced at Aintree, this race’s list of a winners is like a who’s who of British greats.
A classic held just north of London and with a great list of winners including Roger Hammond and a certain Phil Griffiths …
Held in North Yorkshire, this event, organised by Bob Howden, has twice doubled as the British RR Championship and will do so again in 2012.
One of the Scottish Classics still running today in the Southern Border region of Scotland.
Another race (1955 – 2001) steeped in history but sadly lost to the sport ten years ago.
A race (1936 – 2003) from a small island producing some of the World’s best bike riders.
One of the Eastern region’s finest and a classic race that still attracts a quality field and rightly so.
The daddy of the classics (a British monument you might say) and the race pros want to win year in, year out. Thank goodness for the Lincoln GP…
Races include London to Holyhead, London to Bradford (1979/1980) and Bristol to Bradford (1981)
This is a new event in Britain but one so unique from Colin Clewes that its become a classic on the calendar. © Jim Hendry, Archivist
This was Mark Lovatt’s race, he won this race so often against class riders he was a machine over the roads he trained on. © Jim Hendry, Archivist
Podiums for the World Cup Races in Britain from © Jim Hendry, Archivist