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National Cycling Championships – Saltburn

25th June 2023

Free

 

British Cycling will be bringing this year’s British National Road Championships to Redcar and Cleveland, with races being held in both Redcar and Saltburn.

The road races, starting and finishing in Saltburn on Sunday 25th June, will conclude the championships and challenge the riders with its steep gradient and tight hairpin bends separating the best from the rest.

Both the men and women will follow an 18.8km loop, with the women completing seven laps to cover 132km, and the men taking on 10 laps and 189km. Each lap will start by heading into the villages of East Cleveland, passing the historic Skelton Castle, before heading through the old mining sites in Kilton. Riders will then drop back down to the coast of Saltburn before firing up Saltburn Bank to the finish.

The National Cycling Championships showcases top class athletes, some of whom compete in the highest level of professional cycling (World Tour Level). Over the years the event has attracted Tour de France winners, Olympic and World Champion medallists such as Lizzie Deignan, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas who all battle it out to wear the national champions jersey.

Spectator Information

Tees Valley Community Foundation are proud to be supporting local community groups across Redcar and Cleveland by staging community sporting and creative activity, from community balance bike sessions to arts workshops. A range of fun filled activity alongside the races will be available for all, view the programme here.

Routes and Timings

This exhilarating event is free to spectate with the women’s race starting at 9am and the men’s race starting at 1.30pm. The start and finish line is just by Saltburn Bank.

Where to Watch

There is ample space to get in on the race action! The route is vast taking in many areas of Redcar and Cleveland and as its a multi-lap race means you get to see the cyclists numerous times.

Getting to Saltburn

To help us stay green and to reduce our carbon footprint we encourage visitors to use alternative, eco-friendly modes of transport when travelling to Saltburn and the surrounding areas. There are likely to be short delays for all road users, so please do plan your journey carefully to avoid disruption. We highly recommended using public transport where possible.

Public Transport – Travel sustainable and use public transport. Connect Tees Valley allows for quick and easy travel planning into Saltburn.

Driving – Car parking will be limited in Saltburn and we encourage visitors to plan their journeys and arrive early where possible.

Park and Ride – A return park and ride facility will be available for this event. Prior booking is required each way.

Click here book your outbound park and ride seat/s. (Kirkleatham Walled Garden)

Click here to book your return park and ride seat/s. (Saltburn Station Square)

Public Toilets – The public toilets in Station Square, Lower Promenade and Cat Nab car park will be open as usual throughout the day.

The National Cycling Championships showcases top class athletes, some of whom compete in the highest level of professional cycling (World Tour Level). Over the years the event has attracted Tour de France winners, Olympic and World Champion medallists such as Lizzie Deignan, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas who all battle it out to wear the national champions jersey.

For your safety and to assist your enjoyment please:

• Remember the races progresses at a fast pace, please don’t stand in the road even to get a photograph;
• Don’t cross the road once the lead car has passed; the race will be coming at speed;
• Arrive early, the race can go quicker or slower than planned. If you can’t get to a start or finish location, check out other key climbs or points of interest on route.
• Plan your journey in advance some bus services may be suspended or delayed so check with travel operators;
• Don’t park on the roadside on the racecourse, find a safe off-road position;
• Listen to the Marshalls, their advice is your safety;
• Support local businesses
• And lastly watch the race, wave those flags! Smile: you may be on TV and lets show the UK what Redcar and Cleveland has to offer!

 

Details

Date:
25th June 2023
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/

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