The East Cleveland Classic

National Road Series Cycling

The Race

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council in partnership with British Cycling are launching a new elite level cycling event, born out of last year’s successful National Championships. The East Cleveland Classic will take place on Sunday 14th April 2024.

The event will form part of British Cycling’s National Road Series for 2024 and will be the curtain raiser for the men’s series and second race in the Calander for the ladies.

The National Road Series is the premier road racing series in the UK for men and women. It is the only series of road races in the UK that features Britain’s top domestic Continental and elite-level teams, including teams from British Cycling’s new ‘Elite Development Team’ tier.

This is the inaugural edition of the East Cleveland Classic; the course is a variant of the popular circuit that was used for the 2023 National Championship Road Races in June which has been modified and extended to pass through Guisborough.

Racing will get underway at 9am for the women and 1pm for the men, both races will start and finish near the bandstand in Saltburn.

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 1pm.

The races will start at 9am and finish around 6pm from Glenside, Saltburn.

The circuit will take in Skelton, Guisborough, Margrove Park, Boosbeck, Lingdale and Brotton before the riders return to Saltburn, the women will race over 4 laps of the circuit covering a distance of 68 miles with the men completing 6 laps of the circuit and a total race distance of 100 miles.

Where to Watch

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

Key areas are Saltburn for the start and finish line and St Nicholas Church in Guisborough for the intermediate sprint.

Getting Here

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 the race 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. For information on travel, public transport and parking please visit https://redcarcleveland.co.uk/enjoy/travel-information/ and https://connectteesvalley.com/

Road closures

To accommodate the start, Glenside will be closed to all traffic from 0600 – 1900, from its junction with Windsor Road to the junction with Albion Terrace. Car parking will also be suspended from 00:01 on Sunday 14th April. Residents and visitors are asked to use other car parking facilities signed around the area.

The races will start at 0900 and finish around 1800 from Glenside, Saltburn and will head towards Skelton, from here the cyclists will join the A173 dropping down Skelton Ellers before climbing up into Guisborough, crossing the A171 and circumnavigating the town via Church Lane, Redcar Road, Bow Street before exiting along the Whitby Road and joining the A171.

Heading along the A171 the race will travel towards Birk Brow before turning left and heading to Boosbeck, climbing up into Lingdale before heading across Kilton Thorpe Lane across to Brotton before heading around to Saltburn which includes the cyclists navigating the steep slopes of the climb.

The race will involve riders cycling along in a peloton – essentially a bubble of police and moto-marshal motorcycles at the front and back. For the safety of competitors, a rolling road closure will be implemented and managed by Community Traffic Management and moto-marshals, under the control of the police.

The rolling closure will mean traffic will be stopped for around 25 minutes to allow the ‘bubble’ to pass through safely. Inevitably, this will cause minor disruption; however, both the traffic management company and the police will aim to get traffic moving as soon as possible and when it is safe to do so.


During certain points of the race, cyclists will expect to hit speeds of around 50mph. For this reason, the race route on the day needs to be kept clear of parked vehicles. It is therefore requested that residents/visitors park their vehicles off the race route. 

The roads used for the race route will be covered by a ‘Clearway Order’ issued by the Highways Department from the local authority. This will apply to all areas where the route passes. These roads are to be kept clear of parked vehicles during the hours of 0500-2000 on the race day.

Roads affected by the Clearway Order in Saltburn

  • Glenside
  • Albion Terrace
  • Victoria Terrace
  • Marske Mill Lane

Any vehicles left on the race route will be towed away to Marine Parade, Saltburn.

Roads affected by the Clearway Order in Guisborough

  • Redcar Road Guisborough

Parking will be available free of charge in Walkers Row Car Park which is located in very close proximity to Redcar Road.

Any vehicles left on the race route will be towed away to Belmont House Car Park.

Top Tips for Spectators

  • Take note of the stage route, road closures and race timings that may affect you.
  • Grab a safe spectator spot early and enjoy the build up to the peloton arriving.
  • If you can’t get to a start or finish location, check out the points of interest on the route.
  • Do not obstruct the riders in any way. Keep children and animals back from the roadside.
  • Keep up to date with the latest news and action via this website and https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/
  • We want you and the riders to have an unforgettable experience, so soak up the atmosphere and make some noise!

Additional Visitor Information          

You will find a plethora of information on this website relating to accommodation, eating out, public amenities, things to see and so much more so make sure you explore further.

For information on the spectacular entertainment and activities happening all throughout the race day, please visit our East Cleveland Cassic Animation page.

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