News: Routes for British Road Championships

The routes for the British Road Championships on the Isle of Man, which will take place on 22 and 25, June have been confirmed

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News: Routes for British Road Championships

The routes for the British Road Championships, which will take place on the Isle of Man on 22 and 25 June have been confirmed.

The event will see champions crowned in the road and time trial disciplines. Last year saw Adam Blythe, Hannah Barnes, Alex Dowsett and Hayley Simmonds crowned elite champions in Stockton-on-Tees.

The 2017 championships begin on Thursday 22 June with the time trials, which will see riders compete on a 13.8-mile course that starts and finishes at Tynwald Hill, St John’s. Men will complete two laps and women and under-23 men one lap of a clockwise course that heads north along the coast to Kirk Michael before heading south back down the Isle of Man TT course to Ballacraine Corner, where riders will turn right to head towards the race finish.

Time Trial: Thursday, June 22: Men 44.4 Km (27.6 miles) or two laps | Women & Under 23 Men 22.2 km (13.8 miles) (1 lap)

The road races will take place on Sunday 25 June, starting and finishing at the TT Grandstand in Douglas. Riders will begin with two laps (men) and one lap (women) of the 37.7-mile iconic Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain Course, which includes the famous Snaefell mountain road climb.
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Riders will then return to Douglas for 10 laps (men) and six laps (women) of a 4.5-mile clockwise finishing circuit, which heads north up Ballanard Road before turning right to follow Scollag Road and heading south to take a right turn at Signpost Corner. The race then turns right before taking in Governor’s Dip ahead of the finishing straight where the champions will be crowned in front of the Grandstand.

The big TT circuit for the road race, 1 lap for the women, two laps for the men

The finishing circuit for the road race, 6 laps for the women (total distance of race 104km (64 miles), 10 laps for the men (total distance 194km (121 miles)

Manx rider Mark Cavendish, who counts a national road race title amongst his illustrious list of achievements, said: “I know there’s a huge amount of enthusiasm for hosting the national championships on the Isle of Man. The championships coming to the Isle of Man will be great for all involved, and it will be fantastic to see some of the country’s best cyclists competing over these courses next month.”

Richard Fletcher from race organisers Manx International Cycling added: “The road race culminates in multiple laps of an exciting finishing circuit which passes the TT Grandstand and race village. This will provide superb spectator viewing at the business end of the race.”

Thursday 22 June: time trials for elite men, elite women and under-23 men
Sunday 25 June: road races for elite men and elite women, incorporating championships for under-23 men and women respectively

A mass participation sportive event will take place on Saturday 24 June and will feature long and short course options on the same roads used for the road race championships, including a closed-road stretch over the mountain section of the Isle of Man TT course.

For full details of the championships and the courses visit

Travel and accommodation information for cycling fans wishing to travel to the Isle of Man for the championships is available at



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