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British Cycling releases dates for 2014 national road series

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Published: 27 November 2013


The 2013 domestic road season was a landmark one for the sport of cycling in the UK with the sport reaching ever wider audiences through the growth of events like the British Cycling Road Race Championships, witnessed by over 35,000 spectators in Glasgow, and new events welcomed to the calendar in Ipswich, Leicester and further afield.

Building on that success British Cycling today announced the dates of its national road series events for 2014 and with it, substantial change and growth in the structure of the national calendar.

The biggest changes to the series for 2014 come with the introduction of the British Cycling Elite Road Series which replaces the Premier Calendar.

The new season long ranking for teams and individuals is made up of two blocks of racing to be known as the Spring Cup and the Grand Prix Series. A total of nine races make up the two series for 2014

For 2014 the Elite Circuit Series will remain unchanged in format, a total of six events will form the series next season. The series will take place during July and will culminate with the series finale in Wales on 30th July.

Following the rapid growth of domestic racing in recent years and the burgeoning domestic elite racing scene, British Cycling also announce the introduction of a new tier of teams to sit below UCI Continental.

The new category of British Cycling Elite National Team will reward teams who meet a set of professional standards with a set number of benefits and guarantees inclusion into the Elite Road Series events. Along with UCI teams, the new Elite National Teams will be included in both individual and team overall rankings across the British Cycling Elite Road Series.

The existing club team structure will still exist in its current format and National Series events will continue to be open to club teams and individual riders, although inclusion within the overall rankings for those series respectively will only be open to teams who have affiliated to the series for the full season.

Full details of the new team category and the criteria and process for application can be found at www.britishcycling.org.uk/road/teams

In the British Cycling Women’s Road Series there are 10 races once again as the series continues to grow in stature along with the strength in depth of the sport.

Also announced are the British Cycling Junior Road Series and British Cycling Youth Circuit Series.


 

British Cycling Elite Circuit Series  
     
Day  Date  Event name 
Wednesday 2 July 2014 Otley GP
Friday 11 July 2014 Stockton Festival of Cycling
Wednesday  16 July 2014 Colne Grand Prix 
Friday  18 July 2014 Beverley GP 
Wednesday  23 July 2014 Sheffield GP
Wednesday 30 July 2014 The Wales Open Criterium
     
     
British Cycling Elite Road Series - Spring Cup 
     
Day  Date  Event name 
Saturday - Sunday 12 - 13 April 2014 Tour of the Reservoir 2 Day 
Sunday  4 May 2014 Cycle Wiltshire GP 
Sunday  11 May 2014 Lincoln GP 
     
     
British Cycling Elite Road Series - Grand Prix Series
     
Day  Date  Event name 
Sunday 13 July 2014 Stockton Festival of Cycling
Sunday 20 July 2014 Ryedale GP
Sunday 27 July 2014 Circuit of the Fens 
Saturday 02 August 2014 Stafford Kermesse 
Sunday  17 August 2014 Leicester Kermesse
Sunday 31 August 2014 UCS Ipswich and Coastal GP 
     
     
British Cycling Women's Road Series  
     
Day  Date  Event name 
Sunday 27 April 2014 Cheshire Classic 
Sunday  18 May 2014 Womens Cicle Classic
Sunday  1 June 2014 Hillingdon Womens GP
Saturday - Sunday 14 - 15 June 2014 CDNW Surf and Turf 2 Day 
Sunday 22 June 2014 Curlew Cup 
Wednesday 2 July 2014 Otley GP
Saturday - Sunday 12 -13 July 2014 Essex Giro 2 Day 
Wednesday  23 July 2014 Sheffield GP - Womens Race 
Sunday  20 July 2014 Ryedale GP Womens race 
Friday - Saturday 1 - 2 August 2014 Stafford GP and Kermesse 
     
     
British Cycling Junior Road Series   
     
Day  Date  Event name 
Sunday 23 March 2014 Cadence Road Race
Saturday - Sunday 5 - 6 April 2014 Junior Tour of the Mendips
Sunday 27 April 2014 Junior Cicle Classic
Saturday - Monday 2 - 4 May 2014 IOM Junior Tour 
Sunday 18 May 2013 Loughborough University Junior Road Race
Sunday 15 June 2014 Bikeline Tom Simpson Junior Road Race
Sunday 6 July 2014 Hatherleigh Junior Road Race
Sunday  27 July 2014 Bath RC Junior Road Race
Saturday - Monday 23 - 25 August 2014 Junior Tour of Wales 3-Day
     
     
British Cycling Youth Circuit Series   
     
Day  Date  Event name 
Sunday 13 April 2014 Hetton Youth Circuit Races
Friday - Saturday 2 - 4 May 2014 IOM Youth Tour 
Saturday - Monday 24 - 26 May 2014 NW Youth Tour (Sat - Mon)
Saturday 7 June 2014 Team MK Circuit Races
Saturday  21 June 2014 Hillingdon Slipstreamers Circuit Races
Sunday 27 July 2014 Maindy Flyers Youth Circuit Races 
Sunday 3 August 2014 Susies Youth Circuit Races
Sunday 31 August 2014 Scarborough Festival of Cycling 2014
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