2009 UK road race dates announced
By BikeRadar | Thursday, December 4, 2008 12.00pm
Russell Downing takes victory at the 2008 East Yorkshire Classic Premier Calendar Race British Cycling
The dates for the UK Premier Calendar Road Race Series and the Elite Men’s Circuit Race Series have been announced for 2009.
The Premier Calendar Road Race Series is made up of 13 events, beginning with the Bikeline 2 Day race in Flintshire, Wales on 14-15 March. Expect to see Great Britain’s top riders, including Russ and Dean Downing – 2008 top two finishers – along with the likes of Olympians Chris Newton and Rob Hayles.
The Elite Men’s Circuit Race Series is made of 11 courses and the high-speed nature of these races is set to attract many spectators to the city and town-centre based circuits. The series begins at the purpose built Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in West London in May.
British Cycling’s cycle sport and membership director Jonny Clay said: “The 2009 Premier Calendar and Elite Circuit Race series’ will provide us with a fantastic year’s road racing. Both the 2009 Premier Calendar and Elite Circuit Race series’ look set to be fantastic events."
Here is the full racing calendar for both series:
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Premier Calendar Road Race series
|14/15 March ||Bikeline 2 Day ||Hope, Flintshire |
|29 March ||Tour Of The Reservoir ||Co. Durham |
|11/13 April ||Girvan Stage Race ||Girvan, Scotland |
|19 April ||Archer Grand Prix ||Hazlemere, Bucks |
|2/3 May ||Chas Messenger 2 Day ||Long Crendon, Bucks |
|10 May ||Lincoln Grand Prix ||Lincoln |
|23/24 May ||Tour of Wessex ||Somerset |
|7 June ||Ryedale Grand Prix ||Helmsley, North Yorkshire |
|14 June ||Beaumont Trophy ||Ponteland, Northumberland |
|5 July ||Tour of Blackpool Grand Prix Road Race ||Blackpool |
|26 July ||East Yorkshire Classic ||Beverley, E.Yorks |
|9 August ||Tour of Pendle ||Barnoldswick, Lancs |
|23 August ||Richmond Grand Prix ||Richmond, North Yorkshire |
National Elite Circuit Race Series
|17 May ||Hillingdon Grand Prix ||Hillingdon, W. London |
|17 June ||Stone Criteriums ||Stone, Staffs |
|24 June ||Otley Criteriums ||Otley, W. Yorks |
|1 July ||Rochdale Grand Prix ||Rochdale, Lancs |
|3 July ||Tour of Blackpool Grand Prix Circuit Race ||Blackpool |
|7 July ||Brighouse Criteriums ||Brighouse, Yorks |
|14 July ||Colne Grand Prix ||Colne, Lancs |
|22 July ||Blackburn Grand Prix ||Blackburn, Lancs |
|5 September ||Newport Nocturne ||Newport, Shropshire |
|6 September ||Travelwise Warwick Town Centre Circuit Races ||Warwick |
|20 September ||Preston City Centre Grand Prix ||Preston, Lancs |
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