Pendle Cyclists Fly the Flag for National RR

Pendle Cyclists Fly the Flag for National RR


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Pendle Cyclists Fly the Flag for National RR

Story posted June 22 | Related Links Men's Road Race | Women's Road Race

Pendle and UK top cyclists, Olympic medallist Steven Burke, North West Regional Champ Ian Wilkinson and UK elite rider Paul Oldham, will be under starter’s orders for the big race this Sunday. Steven said “It’s great to have the National Championships right here on my doorstep in Pendle. It’s a really challenging circuit with a long hard climb towards Pendle Hill and some tricky descents. Fifteen laps will sort out the really strong riders, with the climbing specialists likely to come to the fore.”

Councillor Mike Blomeley, Leader of Pendle Council said “With live television coverage, this is a brilliant chance for us to get Pendle’s wonderful countryside and Best Kept villages under the spotlight. To have a major national sporting event in Pendle is a real coup. It will be a wonderful free day out for Pendle residents – and a boost for our local tourism industry. Come along out cheer our local heroes on the day!” he urged.

Nick Rudge, Vice President of Marketing for the event’s headline sponsor cottages4you said:  “This weekend is a fantastic chance to show off the beautiful surroundings of Pendle. And what better way to see them than by bike!

For more details about the event visit

Event times: Sunday 27 June  National Cycle Road Race Barley village
Women’s race starts 8.30 am and finishes at midday
Men’s race starts at 12.30 and finishes at 5.30pm

Spectator parking: Barley and Roughlee
This will be in the fields at Noggarth Top accessed via Pasture Lane out of Barrowford.  It will be signposted from junction 13 of the M65 and via the A682 Gisburn Road through Barrowford.

Spectator parking: For Annel Cross near Pendle Hill
A park and ride service will run from Downham village to Annel Cross.

On Saturday 26 June, residents and visitors are welcome to see cyclists taking part in the 50 mile or 93 National cyclo-sportive. This is another free event which is part of the Pendle Cycle Fest.