News: Major Cycling Events 2019

The dates for the 2019 National Road Race series for men and women and the Crit series (also men and women) have been released

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News: Major Cycling Events 2019

British Cycling have released the dates for the Men’s and Women Road Race Series in 2019.

The Men’s Series kicks off at Klondike in the North East and includes the Monument, the Lincoln Grand Prix, the grand daddy of the all the events in the national series. Bristol returns but expect a new format for that with a road loop rumoured to be among the changes.

The Beaumont Trophy is back in the national series after being the road race championship event in 2018 whilst a three day on the Isle of Man is one of the exciting events that may be taking place. Another new event is the road race in the South East with the rest of the races being long standing events such as the Tour of Reservoir, Stockton GP, Ryedale GP and the Leicester Castle Classic kermesse.

New race routes are expected for events such as those in Leicester, Bristol and the south east; a town centre finish for the Tour of the Reservoir (Consett).

The Women’s Series too will start at the Klondike, for the first time, before the Lincoln GP and then a favourite among the ladies, the CiCLE Classic. The Women’s Tour of Reservoir is on the calendar as is the Curlew Cup at Stamfordham in Northumberland (Beaumont Trophy). The Stockton Grand Prix is on the calendar as is the new race in the South East before the season finishes on August 18 at the Ryedale GP.

Major Non National Series Events

As well as the National Series road races below, the 2019 season will see many other interesting events and developments with the biggest and bestest being the World Championships in Yorkshire. The British Road Championships meanwhile are to be in Norfolk (details yet to be revealed) whilst the Criterium Championships will be in Rochester on July 21 (Sunday).

As well as the Tour of Yorkshire for Men and Women and the Tour of Britain and Women’s Tour, there is the Tour of Scotland ( for women and Ride London for both men and women.

One of the most popular races, is the 15th Rutland – Melton Cicle Classic at the end of April. This event will see some big changes and gone is the opening two laps of Rutland Water which is a major revision as the race has had that from the start. The race will now go north of Oakham after a short leg along North Shore of Water passing through several new villages before reaching Wymondham, the organisers (Colin Clewes) home village, where the race will complete small laps which will involve two new Hot spot Sprints past the local Windmill landmark. More on these changes in January …

Masters Racing
Since the days of the Peter Fryer Series was pretty much abandoned by Britisgh Cycling, Vets racing has been the domain of TLI Cycling and the LVRC. In 2019, an independently run National Road Series for Masters (Nat Bs and Regional As) is set to be held over six races nationwide. With 80 rider fields, accredited Marshals, NEG plus professional neutral service there series has support from three sponsors agreed. The full launch of the series is said to be in January. It is likely that for 2019 there will be no specific races for women, or for men in the cats A,B,G,H,I etc as the organisers logistically want be sure they can make the series work. If so, in 2020 they plan to expand to include a women’s series & other Masters categories.


28 April:    15th Rutland - Melton Cicle Classic (mens) 1.2
2-3 May:     Tour de Yorkshire Women's Race 2.1
2-5 May:     Tour de Yorkshire (Mens) 2.HC
10-15 June:  Women's Tour 2.WWT
3 Aug:       RideLondon Classique 1.WWT (womens)
4 Aug:       RideLondon-Surrey Classic 1.UWT (mens) 
9-11 Aug:    Women's Tour of Scotland 2.1
8-15 Sep:    Tour of Britain 2.HC
22-29 Sep:   UCI Road World Championships

Other Key International Events (Full events here)
15-20 Jan    Santos Tour Down Under	
27 Jan       Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race	
2 Mar        Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Elite	
9 Mar        Strade Bianche	
10-17 Mar    Paris-Nice	
13-19 Mar    Tirreno-Adriatico	
23 Mar       Milano-Sanremo	
31 Mar       Gent-Wevelgem 
7 Apr        Ronde van Vlaanderen - Tour des Flandres	
14 Apr       Paris-Roubaix	
21 Apr       Amstel Gold Race	
24 Apr       La Flèche Wallonne	
28 Apr       Liège-Bastogne-Liège	
11 May-2 Jun Giro d'Italia	
9-16 Jun     Critérium du Dauphiné	
15-23 Jun    Tour de Suisse	
6-28 Jul     Tour de France	
3 Aug        Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian	
24 Aug-15 Sep La Vuelta ciclista a España	
12 Oct       Il Lombardia	

5-6 January:    National Trophy Rd 6:  Shrewsbury Sports Centre, Shrewsbury
12-13 January : British Cyclo-Cross Championships: Cyclopark, Gravesend


Thursday  June 27:          Time Trial Championships (Norfolk) 
Sunday June 30:             Road Race Championships (Norfolk) 
Sunday 21 July:             National Circuit Championships (men’s and women’s): Rochester


National Road Race Series - Men
Round 1 Sunday, 14 April      East Cleveland Klondike
Round 2 Sunday, 12 May        Chesnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix
Round 3 Saturday, 16 June     Bristol Grand Prix
Round 4 Sat - Sun 22-23 June  Tour of the Reservoir - 2 Day
Round 5 Sunday 07 July        The Beaumont Trophy
Round 6 Sunday 14 July        Stockton Grand Prix
Round 7 Sunday 28 July        South Coast Classic
Round 8 Fri-Sun 02-04 August  Isle of Man - 3 Day
Round 9 Sunday 18 August      Ryedale Grand Prix
Round 10 Sunday 25 August     Leicester Castle Classic
National Road Race Series - Women
Round 1 Sunday 14 April      East Cleveland Klondike
Round 2 Sunday 12 May        Chesnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix
Round 3 Sunday 09 June       The Womens CiCLE Classic
Round 4 Sat-Sun 22-23 June   Tour of the Reservoir 2 Day
Round 5 Sunday 07 July       The Curlew Cup
Round 6 Sunday 14 July       Stockton Grand Prix
Round 7 Saturday 27 July     South Coast Classic
Round 8 Sunday 18 August     Ryedale Grand Prix


10th Feb:     Perfs Pedal RR (Hampshire)
24th Feb:     Primavera RR (Devon)
3rd March:    Severn Bridge RR (Bristol)
9th March:    Roy Thame Cup (Buckinghamshire)
10th March:   Jock Wadley RR (Essex)
10th March:   Eversham Vale RR (Worcestershire) 
24th March:   Wally Gimber RR (Surrey)
24th March:   Ham Hill RR 
31st March:   Coalville Wheelers RR
RTTC Time Trial Championships
9th June     RTTC Circuit Championship U601
16 June      RTTC Team Time Trial J4/31
30th June    RTTC Men/Womens 50 mile Championship R50/5
7th July     RTTC 100 mile championship V270
20th July    RTTC 24 hr TT Championship D24HR
27th July    RTTC Women/Junior 25 Championship A25/11
28th July    RTTC Men's 25 Championship A25/11
11th August  RTTC 12 Hour Championship B12/2
31st August  RTTC 10 Mile Women/Juniors/Men E2/10
20 Oct       RTTC Closed Circuit Thruxton

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Round 1 Wednesday 03 July   Otley Grand Prix
Round 2 Friday 05 July      The Wales Open Criterium
Round 3 Wednesday 10 July   TBC
Round 4 Tuesday 16 July     Colne Grand Prix
Round 5 Friday 19 July      Barnsley Town Centre Races
Round 6 Wednesday 23 July   Sheffield Grand Prix
Round 1 Saturday 16 June    Bristol Grand Prix
Round 2 Wednesday 03 July   Otley Grand Prix
Round 3 Friday 19 July      Barnsley Town Centre Races

2019 Junior Men’s Road Series

Sunday 24 March:      Hatherleigh Junior Road Race, Devon
Sat/Sun 13–14 April:  Junior Tour of the Mendips, Bristol
Fri-Sun 3–5 May:      Isle of Man Junior Tour, Isle of Man
Sunday 19 May:        Cadence Junior Road Race, South Wales
Sunday 9 June:        Junior CiCLE Classic, Rutland
Sat/Sun 22-23 June:   Junior 2-day, Fife
Sunday 30 June:       Cwmtillery Glass Centre Monmouthshire Junior Grand Prix, South Wales
Sunday 21 July:       Bath RC Junior Road Race, Bedfordshire
Fri-Mon 23-26 August: Junior Tour of Wales, South Wales

2019 Junior Women’s Road Series

Sat/Sun 6-7 April:     Witham Hall Junior Women’s 2-day, East Midlands
Sunday 30 June:        Bryan Stout Memorial Junior Women’s Race, Kent
Sunday 7 July:         Dave Rayner Fund Junior Women’s Race, Scarborough
Sat/Sun 24-26 August:  North West Junior Women’s Tour, Lancaster

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Sat/Sun 30-31 March:   Pembrey 2-day, South Wales
Fri-Sun 3-5 May:       Isle of Man Youth Tour, Isle of Man
Saturday 1 June:       Hillingdon Slipstreamers, Hillingdon
Saturday 22 June:      Minehead Town Centre, Somerset
Sat/Sun 17-18 August:  London Youth 2-day, Redbridge & Lee Valley
Sat/Mon 24-26 August:  North West Youth Tour, Lancaster
Saturday 14 September: Youth National Series, Brands Hatch
Sunday 7th July:       Youth Circuit Championships: Scarborough



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