This year’s Cheshire Classic, the opening event of the 2014 British Cycling Women’s Road Series, will be raced over an extended distance of 92 kilometres.
Riders will complete two extra laps of the course on Sunday, 27 April. The return of the Delamere Dairy intermediate sprint competition midway through the race has also been confirmed.
Race organiser Andy Wood commented: “We are hoping for an amazing race in 2014, women’s cycling is coming on leaps and bounds and we are really proud to secure some brilliant sponsors and we are still in talks with a couple of others too.”
The 2013 edition was won by Karla Boddy in a breathtaking finale with previous winners including Dame Sarah Storey, Lucy Garner, Lizzie Armitstead and Nicole Cooke.
The Cheshire Classic, organised by Weaver Valley Cycling Club, is one of the longest running races on the women’s national calendar having featured since its inception in the early 1980s.