Cycling fans across the country will be able to follow all the action from next week’s British National Road Championships in Redcar and Cleveland, with British Cycling providing flag-to-flag coverage of the road and circuit races through GCN+, discovery+ and YouTube.
With the best of British set to take to the start line, including Geraint Thomas, Fred Wright, Elinor Barker and Pfeiffer Georgi, this year’s championships promises to be as hotly-contested as ever, with huge crowds expected on the challenging road race course in Saltburn.
For fans not able to watch the races unfold from the roadside in Redcar and Cleveland, thanks to the support of British Cycling members the racing can also be viewed in the following places:
- Time-trials (Wednesday 21 June): Live timing, updates and race clips shared through British Cycling social media channels, and highlights to follow on ITV4 on Wednesday 28 June at 6pm.
- Circuit races (Friday 23 June): Live coverage through GCN+, discovery+ and the British Cycling YouTube channel, plus a full highlights programme on ITV4 on Wednesday 28 June at 6pm.
- Road races (Sunday 25 June): Live coverage through GCN+, discovery+ and the British Cycling YouTube channel, plus a full highlights programme on ITV4 on Thursday 29 June at 6pm.
Coverage of the circuit and road races will be presented by Ned Boulting, with race commentary provided by Matt Stephens and Hannah Walker.
British Cycling’s Sport and Participation Director, Jonathan Day, said:
"We are delighted to once again be able to offer extensive coverage of next week’s championships to fans here in Britain and across the world, highlighting our work to raise the profile of our major domestic events and the magnificent coastal scenery of Redcar and Cleveland.
"The start list this year is jam-packed with our country’s biggest names and brightest talents, and it is amazing to see 36 WorldTeam and Women’s WorldTeam riders taking to the start line alongside those from our Continental and domestic teams.
"With its challenging route and stunning backdrop the road races have the potential to go down in British Cycling folklore, and we’re hugely thankful to our partners at Redcar and Cleveland Council, the event team and volunteers who make it possible."
Coverage of the events will be provided by Century Television, which has over 15 years of experience working in cycling as host broadcaster for the Tour of Britain and Women’s Tour, Tour Series and RideLondon.
The routes for the time-trial, circuit and road race championships can be found here, and full details of the riders vying for the coveted red, white and blue national champions’ jerseys can be found here.
Time-trials, Wednesday 21 June:
- Under-23 men – 09:10
- Under-23 women – 10:15
- Elite women – 12:50
- Elite men – 14:10
Circuit races, Friday 23 June:
- Women’s race – 18:30
- Men’s race – 20:00
Road races, Sunday 25 June:
- Women’s race – 09:00
- Men’s race – 13:45