The pinnacle of the British domestic road calendar, the 2018 HSBC UK | National Road Championships will this year form part of the hugely popular Cyclone Festival of Cycling.
Taking place from Thursday 28 June to Sunday 1 July in Northumberland, the elite races sandwich an exciting two days of leisure rides: the momentous Cyclone Challenge sportive and a leisure ride along the River Tyne, perfect for families
HSBC UK | National Time Trial Championships (Thursday 28 June)
The time trials will open proceedings on Thursday, with a world-class field vying for the coveted red, white and blue jerseys - previously worn by the likes of Steve Cummings, Sir Bradley Wiggins, five-time winner Alex Dowsett, Hayley Simmonds and Emma Pooley - against the backdrop of beautiful Northumberland countryside.
Tyne 6 Bridges (Friday 29 June)
The following day, the leisurely Tyne 6 Bridges ride takes place along the historic banks of the Tyne.
A perfect midsummer evening of gentle cycling on safe, traffic-free routes, friends and families of all riding capabilities are invited to participate in the 10.5 mile and 15.5-mile rides. The courses are clearly signed with frequent marshals with a t-shirt and goody bag at the finish.
Saturday sees the return of the Cyclone Challenge sportive. With four beautiful and varied routes at 34, 64, 90 and 106 miles to choose from, the Cyclone Challenge is one of the greatest sportives in the UK and has now hosted over 33,000 riders since 2007. You also get the opportunity to ride out with Great Britain Cycling Team rider Ollie Wood. Entry closes Sunday 24 June 2018.
Enter the Cyclone Challenge for your chance to win a signed HSBC UK | National Road Championships jersey.
HSBC UK | National Road Race Championships (Sunday 1 July)
On Sunday it’s the turn of the elite riders to round off the weekend, with the road races taking place in the village of Stamfordham.
The women's race will be in the morning over 106km, with the hotly contested men's race due to place over a total distance of 185km in the afternoon.
Spectators are invited to watch the action unfold, and wrap up what promises to be a spectacular weekend of cycling and festival fun. Admission is free for spectators and there's something for everyone to enjoy thanks to an eclectic mix of food and drink, music, amusement rides, HSBC UK Go-Ride and a bicycle stunt team.