2018 HSBC UK | National Road Championships to headline Cyclone Festival of Cycling in north east

2018 HSBC UK | National Road Championships to headline Cyclone Festival of Cycling in north east

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British Cycling is delighted to confirm that the HSBC UK | National Road Championships will be held in Northumberland in 2018.

The highlight of the British domestic road calendar, this year’s championships will form part of the hugely popular Cyclone Festival of Cycling.

The weekend will see national time trial champions crowned on Thursday 28 June with the road race championships being decided on Sunday 1 July.

The Cyclone Festival of Cycling will also see hundreds of participants take part in the Tyne 6 Bridges Fun Rides on Friday 29 June and over 3,000 riders take part in the Cyclone Challenge sportives on Saturday 30 June.

Jonny Clay, British Cycling’s director of cycling, said: “We are thrilled to be heading to the north east for the biggest date in the British road racing calendar.

“There is a great passion for cycling with thousands of people turning out to watch whenever there are cycling races in the area and it should be a fantastic weekend and showcase of everything that is great about the region.

“Hosted in partnership with the Cyclone Festival of Cycling, there is something for all fans of cycling, whether you want to watch the racing or take part in a sportive.”

Peter Harrison, organiser of the Cyclone Festival of Cycling, said: “It’s exciting news that the Cyclone Festival of Cycling will be hosting the national championships again. With family rides, a four-route sportive and national championships in both road racing and time trials, this year’s Cyclone will be a four day festival and it looks set to be our best yet, with something for everyone, whether they want to ride, race or spectate.”

The HSBC UK | Junior Road Championships will be held on Sunday 15 July using the rolling course of Witham Hill in Stamford, Lincolnshire, with the best young riders in Britain competing for the junior men and women’s national titles.

Find out more about the Cyclone Festival of Cycling