British Cycling is pleased to announce the launch of 10 Regional Youth Circuit Series for 2022, in an effort to support riders to progress from local to national competition, keep more young riders engaged in the sport and widen the number of racing opportunities available to them.
With almost 50 races already scheduled across the English regions, Scotland and Wales, the mix of new and well-established events have been carefully coordinated to not clash with existing youth and junior national series events and build on the success of existing series and leagues taking place across the country. Details of two further series in Yorkshire and the East Midlands will be published soon, guaranteeing local racing opportunities for riders in all 10 of the English regions.
Through these events, riders will be able to access high-quality racing opportunities closer to home without the need to travel long distances, utilising local facilities and club networks and meeting new people in the process.
Improving the regional and national racing offer is a core ambition of our long-term plan for the road and circuit disciplines, published in May 2021, to improve progression and retention opportunities for riders. Today’s announcement follows soon after last month’s launch of a new Under-23 Men’s National Road Series, with five rounds from April to August taking place across five different regions.
British Cycling’s Cycling Delivery Director, Dani Every, said:
“Today’s announcement is another really important milestone for us as we continue to deliver on the ambitions set out in our long-term plans for the disciplines, to support the grassroots of our sport on the road towards a more vibrant and sustainable future.
“We understand the vital importance of providing children and young people with fun, convenient and progressive racing opportunities, and thanks to the hard work of our regional teams and local organisers we’ve been able to provide a comprehensive series in eight of the English regions and Scotland, with Wales to follow.
“While there is always more to do, I hope that this and the recent announcement of the Under-23 Men’s National Road Series highlights our sincere determination to address the challenges within road and circuit racing, and as ever we’re incredibly thankful to our Road Commission and all of the local organisers, volunteers and parents who make so much of this work possible.”
The below details may be subject to change and are not exhaustive, with more events to follow and confirmation to be provided where indicated.
To view individual events, please visit our event tool and search by date and location. Further events may be added over the coming months.
Round 1: 30 April - Exeter Wheelers - Westpoint
Round 2: 22 May - Wheal Velocity - Wheal Jane
Round 3: 17 July - Wheal Velocity - Newquay
Round 4: 6 August - Paignton Regatta - Torbay Velopark
Round 1: 5/6 March - VCL - Cyclopark
Round 2: 26 April - Dulwich Paragon - Crystal Palace
Round 3: 21st May - Thanet RC - Betteshanger
Round 4: 17th June - Woolwich Cycling Club - Cyclopark
Round 5: 13 July - Charlotteville Cycling Club – Guildford
Round 1: 26 March - Odd Down
Round 2: 9 April - Portsmouth
Round 3: 15 April - Castle Combe
Round 4: 12 June- Sotonia Summer Crit
Round 5: 17 July - Bike Bath Summer Races
Round 6: 3rd September – Portsmouth
Round 1: 3 April - Hillingdon Cycle Circuit
Round 2: 14 May - National Bowl, Milton Keynes
Round 3: 18 June - Dalton Barracks, Abingdon
Round 4: 4 September - Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead (TBC)
Round 1: 23 April - Redbridge
Round 2: 2 May - Ixworth
Round 3: 21 May - Redbridge
Round 4: 18 June - Colchester
More dates to follow
Round 1: 19 March / 11 June (TBC) - Hafren CC / Newport Shropshire CC
Round 2: 30 April - Wolverhampton Wheelers
Round 3: 7 May / 16 July (TBC) - Wyre Forest CRC
Round 4: 14 May - Mid Shropshire CC
Round 5: 19 June - Stratford CC - Regional Champs
Round 6: 25 June - Solihull CC
Round 7: 2 July - Lichfield CC
Round 1: 1 May - Hetton Hawks - Hetton Lyons Country Park
Round 2: 8 May - Cleveland Wheelers - Middlesbrough Sports Village (TBC)
Round 3: 22 May - Tyneside Vagabonds - Carlisle Cycle Circuit
Round 4: 5 June - Hetton Hawks - Hetton Lyons Country Park
Round 5: 3 July - Stockton Wheelers - Stockton Riverside
Round 6: 17 July - Manilla - New Hartlepool Circuit
Round 1: 23 April - Carlisle
Round 2: 22 May - Litherland
Round 3: 28 May / 3 June - Preston (TBC)
Round 4: 12 June - Rhyl
Round 5: 18 June - Tameside (TBC)
Round 6: 26 June – Stockport – Regional Champs (TBC)
Round 7: 3 July - Pendle (TBC)
Round 8: 16 July - Lancaster
Round 1: 26 March - Fife Cycle Park - Ben Forsyth Race Day
Round 2: 16 April - Kames
Round 3: 25 June - Spokes RT - Fife Cycle Park
Round 4: 21 August - Ellon Youth Crit
Round 5: TBC