Upcoming Races

RaceheaderIt’s the last weekend of the Easter holidays and the kids have scoffed all their chocolate and are getting bored – need a cheap day out to keep them from driving you mad before you can offload the little darlings on their teachers? Well, kids love riding bikes and they love watching adults race bikes, so taking them to one of the various races going on around the country could be the ideal day out. And if you don’t have kids, you can enjoy it all to yourself instead!

 

11th April

North-East

Alexandra Tour of the Reservoir Stage 1

The legendary Tour of the Res – quite possibly the toughest women’s race in the UK (until we get round to organising the Neutral Service Tour of Snowdonia, which is going to make Paris-Roubaix look like a jolly jaunt down to the local sweetshop) and bigger and better than ever before this year with the women’s competition extended across both days of the event. It’s a long way for most of us (and make sure you’ve got the right Derwent Reservoir on the sat-nav!), but if you possibly can be there make sure you are: as the first round of the British Cycling Road Series season-long championship, the very best riders in the country will be taking part. Keep an eye out for Dave and Keith, who are togging and reporting for NS – it’s actually a journey down south for them!

E/1/2/3, Stage 1 – 55km, Stage 2 – 90km

Blanchland Village Hall, Blanchland, Hexham, Northumberland, DH8 9SR

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North-West

Blazing Saddles Circuits

E/1/2/3/4, 50mins + 5 laps

Tameside Cycle Circuit, Richmond Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, OL7 9HG

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Scotland

GGCC Women’s RR #1

E/1/2/3/4, 52km

Round 1 of the Scottish Cycling Women’s Road RaceSeries.

Indian Platform, 340 Ayr Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, G77 6RT

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South-West

Somerset RC / Bike Chain Circuits

E/1/2/3/4 1hr. U8, U10, U12, U14, U16#

RNAS Merryfield, Gravel Lane, Ilton, Somerset, TA19 9HN

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N. Yorkshire

York Cycleworks Spring Circuits #1

Pre-enter or enter on the day.

Cats. 2/3/4

York Sport Cycle Circuit, Lakeside Way, York, YO10 5FG

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12th April

North-East

Alexandra Tour of the Reservoir Stage 2

E/1/2/3, Stage 1 – 55km, Stage 2 – 90km

Blanchland Village Hall, Blanchland, Hexham, Northumberland, DH8 9SR

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West Midlands

Mid-Shropshire Wheelers Circuits #3

E/1/2/3/4 30km. U16 25km, U14 15km, U12 10km, U10 & U8 5km

Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 4RQ

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South-East

CANCELLED – Surrey League RR / Brighton Mitre

Cancelled due to a collapsed drain on the parcours

Alfold Crossways Hall, Dunsfold Road, Alfold, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8JB

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South

Behind the Bikeshed Spring Classic

E/1/2/3/4 1hr. U16/14/12 5 laps. U10/8 15mins

Thruxton Motor Circuit, Thruxton Aerodrome, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8PW

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