Men's Crit Champs Return to Beverley
Story posted November 5 | Event Press Release
The medieval market town of Beverley (East Yorkshire) has been chosen by British Cycling to host the Blue Riband event of UK town centre racing in 2010, the Men's Circuit Race Championships won by Russell Downing in 2009. The town will make cycling history by hosting the National Elite Circuit Race Championships for the third consecutive year.
The championship will see 70 top racers tackle a town centre circuit on the evening of Friday, 16 July and is the highlight of a three-day free cycling spectacular. On Saturday, 17 July, up to 500 hundred cyclists will be able to take part in sportive rides of 60,100 or 160 km as part of The Big G (Grimpeurs Des Wolds) Cyclo-Sportive. The weekend will reach its finale on Sunday, 18 July, when the 140 best racers in the UK will take part in the 98 mile East Yorkshire Classic event around the Yorkshire Wolds, as part of the British Cycling premier calendar national race series.
Photo album from the 2009 Championships
Paul Roggeman, conference and events manager for EY Events, said: “The Circuit Race Championships is one of the many prestigious events that East Yorkshire Events has managed to attract to the area, raising the profile of the East Riding enormously. It is remarkable to win the chance to host the Championships for a third consecutive year. Credit must be given to the working partnership between Hull Thursday Road Club and East Riding of Yorkshire Council who have greatly impressed British Cycling.”
The race's media chief Michael Boyle, said: "To win the right to hold this event against fierce competition from across the UK is a remarkable achievement. With over 1,000 entries expected, the weekend is worth more than £250,000 to the local tourism economy."
People who would like to find out more about taking part in The Big G can visit www.eastyorkshireclassic.co.uk/cyclosportive where details for this year’s event will be available soon.