Weekend Events Preview: 6th/7th July

Weekend Events Preview: 6th/7th July


Sam Robinson Memorial Road Race

Date: Sunday 7th July

Location: Balfron

The latest instalment of the Scottish Cycling West Road Race Series gets underway this Sunday with the Sam Robinson Memorial Road Race, organised again by Glasgow Nightingale CC. The course will take in some great roads to hold a cycle race on, including the Lake of Mentieth, Aberfoyle, Dukes Pass climb, The Trossachs, Braes of Greenock climb, Crow road climb and finish along through Fintry. Then back for a well deserved tea and buns and presentation back in Balfron High School.

HSBC UK National Youth Circuit Championships & Dave Rayner Fund Junior Women’s Road Series

Date: Sunday 7th July

Location: Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough

A large number of Scottish riders are heading down the HSBC UK National Youth Circuit Championships with a hilly challenging course at Oliver’s Mount. A steep and technical circuit that will suit the climbers with riders aiming to take home a British Champions jersey. Anna Shackley leading the Junior Women’s series will be looking to defend and extend her position.

FCC Miltonduff Road Race

Date: Sunday 7th July

Location: Miltonduff, Elgin

The third round of the Scottish Cycling North Road Race Series takes place in Elgin this weekend. Forres CC will be hosting the 55 mile flat race on what is a flat circuit. The race is open to Women and 3rd, 4th and Junior Men.

Borders MTB Racing Rd 4

Date: Sunday 6th July

Location: Innerleithen

Innerleithen is the venue for this year’s fourth round of the Borders MTB Racing series. This is a mini downhill series for 8 to 18 year olds taking place at several locations around the Scottish Borders. It’s been about a month since the previous round in Dunkeld, and with the next one not until September, riders will be keen to get on their bikes and give their best at this event.

British Paracycling Road Championships

Date: Sunday 6th - 7th July

Location: Carmarthenshire, South Wales

The 2019 British Paracycling Road Race Championships are being held in the beautiful Towy Valley, near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire. The campus is a purpose built complex which is also home to the 211 hectare college farm. Situated in the Tywi valley, three miles from Llandeilo and 14 miles from Carmarthen.

Scottish cyclist Fin Graham, who is one of a number of Scots entered for the competition, will be amongst the starters and will be looking to defend the jersey he won this time last year as he takes on the rest of the strong U23 field.

When speaking to British Cycling earlier in the year, Wyn Jenkins, event organiser, said:

"It is an honour for my club, CMC Llandeilo Cycling Club, to host the championships. As an amputee cyclist myself and a former participant in these championships, I am proud and delighted to have been invited to organise the event.

“The circuit at Pembrey Country Park is superb for the road races, while the time trial events will start and finish at Coleg Sir Gar, Gelli Aur campus, near Llandielo. National time trial champions, including Sir Bradley Wiggins, have been crowned at this venue in the past, and the two routes we’ve chosen for this year’s races will provide a real test for competing riders.”

The event is for cyclists in all classifications. Trikes, Recumbents, Handcycles, Bikes and Tandems.

The back part of both courses follow the same route as taken on Stage 1 of the Tour of Britain 2018 and the routes were also used for The British TT Championships in 2010 won by Bradley Wiggins.