First Prem of 2017 in North East

April the 2nd sees the first prem of 2017, the very lumpy East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix

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First Prem of 2017 in North East

Sunday 2 April

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The East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix in the North East of the country will kick off the ‘Prems’ in 2017 and organiser Richard Wiiliamson (Velo29) explained how its sponsored by ‘Big Local’, a lottery funded scheme aimed at bringing a positive feeling to aid tourism to the area of East Cleveland.

The route says Richard is quite a contrast to Stockton in that the Klondike Grand Prix will be hilly! “There are no mountains but it is a course for a punchy climber, someone who can get over a 200m 20% climb quickly but keep it going in a cross wind to make the break stick” he explained.

The race covers three laps of a 25 mile circuit before dropping back to Guisborough to do four laps of a 5 mile flat Town Centre Circuit. “Most of the route is stunning as it takes in some countryside that few will know. It’s a blend of coastal, rural and suburban backdrops.”

The race will rollout to Margrove Park where the flag is dropped. Then the race joins the lap at Boosebeck and heads to Lingdale, Carlin How, Liverton, Easington, Carlin How, Brotton, Saltburn, Skelton and back to Boosebeck.

Velo29 and it’s sponsor are delighted to make it to the Spring Cup Series with the first edition of the event. “It’s an event with good commercial backing for a number of years and one we hope could become a classic opener to the Spring Cup” added Richard.

Winner of the ‘Spring Cup’ in 2016 was Raleigh GAC rider, Adria Moreno

The 2017 ‘Prems’
— Sunday 2 April: East Cleveland Klondike Grand Prix

— Sunday 9 April: Tour of the Wolds

— Saturday 15 April: Chorley Grand Prix

— Sunday 14 May: Lincoln Grand Prix

— Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 July: Tour of the Reservoir

— Sunday 16 July: Stockton Grand Prix

— Sunday 6 August: Ryedale Grand Prix

— Sunday 13 August: Leicester Castle Classic




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