Route announced for the 2015 British Cycling National Road Championships

Route announced for the 2015 British Cycling National Road Championships

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The route for the 2015 British Cycling National Road Championships, which will take place in Lincolnshire, has been announced.

The event, which typically attracts some of Britain’s best cyclists, will see champions crowned in the road and time trial disciplines. Last year saw Peter Kennaugh, Laura Trott, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Emma Pooley crowned elite champions in Wales.

Following a hugely successful event in Monmouthshire in 2014 which saw thousands of spectators line the streets, the event will take place from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 June 2015, beginning with the time trial at Cadwell Park Motor Racing Circuit.

The remainder of the time trial route will be held on fully closed roads - running along the top of the Lincolnshire Wolds as well as taking in the villages of Ruckland, Oslears Lane and Bluestone Heath Road.

The road race, which takes place on the Sunday, will officially start at The Yarnborough Leisure Centre. This will also serve as the race headquarters and team village. The finish line for the event will be in Lincoln’s Castle Square.

Taking in the villages of Stow, Willingham by Stow, Kexby, and Corringham, plus many more, the 28-mile loop is a variation of the route used for the 2014 Lincoln Grand Prix.

British Cycling’s cycle sport and membership director, Jonny Clay, said: “The prestigious Lincoln Grand Prix has been an integral feature of the British Cycling elite road racing calendar for decades so it is fitting that in its 60th year, the city will host the biggest single day bike race on the calendar.

“The routes for the 2015 championships will present riders with challenging courses which will see the first uphill finish at the road race championships for a number of years. With the famous cobbled climb of Michaelgate featuring heavily in the road race courses we can expect to see enthralling battles which will produce worthy champions.”

Speaking on behalf of the City of Lincoln Council, leader Councillor Ric Metcalfe said:"It's very exciting that the road race championships are coming to Lincoln in 2015. We will be working with the organisers to ensure that the event is safe and exciting for everyone."

Leader of West Lindsey District Council, councillor Jeff Summers said: “To have part of the circuit in West Lindsey means we will be raising our profile and will have the chance to show the rest of the country what a wonderful area we have.”

The 2015 British Cycling Road Championships will feature:

  • Thursday 25 June - time trials for elite men and women; time trial for under-23 men.
  • Sunday 28 June – road races for elite men and women, incorporating championships for under-23 men and women respectively.