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Rochester will host the 2019 HSBC UK | National Circuit Championships on Sunday 21 July

The men’s and women’s races will bring together some of the country’s best riders, to battle for the iconic red, white and blue national champions’ jerseys.

Last year’s titles were won by Anna Henderson and Matt Gibson, who added their names to an illustrious list previous national champions which includes Mark Cavendish, Katie Archibald, Ed Clancy and Lizzie Deignan.

The elite races begin at 5pm (women) and 6:30pm (men), and form part of a day-long celebration of cycling in the historic city.

A family mass participation race - the Medway Mile – will take place on a short section of the race course from 2:30-3:30pm, and British Cycling coaches and club volunteers will be on hand to deliver Go-Ride coaching, and HSBC UK Ready Set Ride activities for younger riders in the Castle moat area.

We are offering an Exclusive for British Cycling Members* to FREE Ride on the circuit, featuring Rochester Castle, Cathedral and the Historic High Street before finishing the lap on the riverside Esplanade. It's a 1 mile highly technical & undulating lap, so it should be a great test of skill and fitness. You can complete as many laps as you wish in the time available.

·      Adults Club Ride 12:45 - 13:30

·      Go-Ride Kids Club Ride - 13:45 - 14:15

This is a mass participation ride and NOT a race. Access is on a first come first served basis, and participants must pre-register, and bring proof of British Cycling membership* to access the course. Club kit and helmets are compulsory and this is for solo Road Bikes only. Young riders must be capable of riding unassisted, and all riders will be responsible for their & others' safety.

Places are limited, so book on NOW!

THIS IS NOT A RACE

*Membership must be Ride, or Race Silver / Race Gold.