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National Cycling Championships – Saltburn

June 23

Free

Get ready for exhilarating racing as the British Cycling National Road Championships, Road Race returns to Saltburn.

The road races, starting and finishing in Saltburn on Sunday 23rd June 2024, 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 a loop, with the women completing several laps to cover 130km, and the men taking on laps to cover 182km. 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.

Great Britain Cycling Team rider Charlie Tanfield, who also rides for Saint Piran, said:

“I’m so excited to be back racing on home roads in Tees Valley this year. Saltburn Bank is steep and it’s over pretty quickly, but it made for an epic finish at last year’s race, so it’ll be really great to ride it again this year. 

“There’s a bit of a cycling culture around here, and there’s great roads so it naturally attracts cyclists from across the country, and the crowds last year were amazing. I truly believe in my slightly biased opinion that there aren’t any other regions in the UK that has as good roads and climbs to ride on!” 

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. More information coming soon.

Routes and Timings

This exhilarating event is free to spectate with the women’s race starting at 8.45am and the men’s race starting at 1.30pm. The start and finish line is just by Saltburn Bank.

Where to Watch

Crowds will again pack the route after huge turnout in 2023 where riders were cheered on by thousands of supporters, 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.

Train – Saltburn train station is a minutes’ walk away from all the action. Regular direct trains services into Saltburn run to/from Redcar, Middlesbrough, Thornaby, Yarm, Eaglescliffe and Darlington. From further afield there is a direct service from and to Manchester which calls at Northallerton, Thirsk, York, Leeds, Dewsbury and Huddersfield.  For further information please visit the National Rail website.
Bus – Connect Tees Valley allows for quick and easy bus travel planning into Saltburn. Please not there a likely to be short delays for all road users, so please plan your journey to avoid disruption.

Road – Car parking will be limited in Saltburn and we encourage visitors to plan their journeys and arrive early where possible. Again, we strongly recommended using public transport where possible.

Park and Ride – A FREE return park and ride service is available to Saltburn from Kirkleatham Walled Garden car park. Seats must be booked in advance here.

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

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:
June 23
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/

Organiser

British Cycling
Phone
0161 274 2000
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Venue

Saltburn Town Centre
Station Square
Saltburn, TS12 1AQ United Kingdom
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