This Weekend: CiCLE Classic – Women & Juniors

This Sunday, 9th June, sees the 4th edition of the Women’s and 6th edition of the Junior Men’s CiCLE Classics in and around Melton Mowbray.

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This Weekend: CiCLE Classic – Women & Juniors

Sharing their name with the well established Rutland – Melton International CiCLE Classic, the Women’s and Junior Men’s races nevertheless have their own place in Britain cycling calendar with both forming part of the British National season long road race series for their respective categories.

With all previous edition of the two races have served up significant competitor and spectator interest, this year’s editions look to enhance that reputation with 135 Junior Men and 125 Elite Women having signed up for their versions of this unique race.

The junior men will start off the full day of top class cycle road racing with a 98 kilometre race which leaves Melton Town Centre at 9.30 and should return for its finale at just after 12.00 noon.

It will then be the turn of the Elite Women who will face a course of 105 kilometres starting at 14.00 hrs and then return for its first passage of the town around 16.30, before making a lap of the Sawgate Lane, Stapleford Lane, Saxby Road finishing circuit and then its finish in the town’s Sherrard Street in front of what is once again expected to be a large and appreciative crowd.

In between, both races will face a number of arduous and challenging climbs and six ‘special sectors’ of gravel and farm tracks that characterise what the CiCLE Classics have become famous for.

Winner of the 2019 Lincoln GP, and former winner of the CiCLE Classic, Rebecca Durrell

Past winners of both races have shown themselves to be the ‘cream’ of their sport with a number of the Junior event victors having gone on to full time professional careers both in Britain and in the European calendar. In the Elite Women’s race, two of its three previous editions have been won by reigning World and Olympic Champions Katie Archibald and Neah Evans.

Neither of these two will ride in 2019, but the 2016 and first ever winner of the race, Rececca Durrell returns again and this year with a clutch of high profile wins already behind her. Many might consider that she could be a firm favourite to become the first rider to win the race twice.

The Women’s CiCLE Classic has however after only a short period of time, begun to be a race which many of the top Women regard as the highlight of their domestic season, and therefore a battle royal is expected for the top honours from the entire 120 Woman field in the race in which good luck is as important as good current form.

With a £1000 first prize, more than the prize for winning the National Championships for either Men or Women, and with prizes down to 20th place, the competitors will have everything to ride for. However, as is proved every April in the International CiCLE Classic race, now in its 15th year, in front of the competitors will be possibly the hardest course that a Women’s race anywhere in the World will encounter.

“The Women’s CiCLE Classic has become of age in a relatively short period”, said overall CiCLE Classics Race Director Colin Clews. “But in the same way as we continued to develop the International Men’s race year on year, we hope that the Women’s and Junior Men’s versions will become recognised more and more as stand alone races with a distinct character of their own. Needless to say they both continue to make their mark on the domestic cycling scene.”

Whilst still sharing the same course for much of their routes, this year the Junior Men’s race will assume a re-entry to Melton down Burton Road for its finish, and pass along Mill Lane, regent Road and Brook Street before entering the usual finish straight along Thorpe End and onto Sherrard Street.

Whilst this addition has been necessitated by a clash with another major local event being staged by Stapleford Miniature Railway Group during the early part of the day, it presents an extremely exciting, spectacular and technical final three kilometres to the Junior Men’s race.

Later in the day, the Elite Women will experience the usual full course passing by Stapleford Park, where the CiCLE Classic Organisers are indebted to the Stapleford Park colleagues for their co- operation in both events going off as originally planned.

Owston village will provide as ever the backdrop and venue for much of the racing during the middle section of both races, and as now traditional, the first Woman to reach the finish line in Melton on the race’s first poassage of Sherrard Street will win the much coveted Melton Town Pork Pie award, courtesy of Dickinson and Morris.

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1. The START in Melton town centre with the start of the Junior Men at 09.30 and the Elite Women at 14.00.
2. In Somerby for the first passage of the race there.
3. Owston or Burrough on the Hill for the races 5/6 passages through those villages. At Owston enjoy the party atmosphere of the day, or enjoy a more relaxed view of the race from Grant’s Free House at Burrough over Sunday lunch and or a welcome drink.
4. The top of Cold Overton hill for the second Queen/King of the Hills climb.
5. Or onto ‘Somerberg’ (Bruces Lane) for the ultimate CiCLE Classic experience.
6. The entry or exit of the penultimate rough sector of the race at Sawgate Lane just on the edge of Melton.
7. In Melton town centre for the spectacular finish of the junior Men’s race of the first passage of the town by the riders in the Women’s race who will contest a sprint for the ‘Pork Pie’ sprint award donated by Dickenson & Morris, before commencing their finishing circuit via Burton Lazers and Stapleford Park.
8. At the FINISH in Sherrard Street


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