Beverley Gears Up For Elite Cycle Race

Elite Cycle Race

Following the success of the inaugural , the historic streets of will again reverberate to the sounds of cycling as some of the country’s top riders descend upon the East Riding on Friday, 24 July to take part in the hugely popular Elite Men’s Circuit Race, sponsored by .

The event, organised by East Yorkshire Events and the Hull Thursday Road Club, aims to build on the spectacular success of the past ten years and is now regarded as one of the most popular and eagerly-anticipated town centre circuit races on the calendar.

The event has a prize fund of £4,000 and is round six of eight counting towards a national series held over six weeks.

, race organiser, said:

“This is a wonderful example of voluntary groups, , Town Council, East Yorkshire Events, and numerous local sponsors working together to deliver a top-class sporting spectacle, that is free to watch.”

The weekend attracts thousands of spectators and brings financial opportunities for the local economy, with Friday’s main event covered by EuroSport TV.

Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economic investment and tourism, said:

“We are extremely pleased that will again host this popular cycle race, almost immediately after the excitement of the first . We are expecting very large crowds, and I am delighted that this council has once again secured such a first-class national event in the East Riding.

“Major sporting events, such as the cycle race, are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike and provide a welcome boost to local businesses as well as showcasing the East Riding as the perfect tourist destination.”

Some of town centre will be closed to motorists from as early as 6am on Friday, 24 July.

Part of (between Public House & Sow Hill) will be closed to all traffic between 6am and 12midnight, with the exception of delivery vehicle drivers who will be allowed access until 5pm. The remainder of (including the area between the now vacant Burtons shop and Public House) will be closed to all traffic between 4pm and midnight, with the exception of taxi, disabled and delivery vehicle drivers who will be allowed access until 5pm.

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Motorists are asked to use alternative car parks, such as George Street, Grayburn Lane, and . This will also apply to disabled drivers who would otherwise park in Cross Street, and Sow Hill.

will be closed between 4-11pm.
Sow Hill Road will be closed between 5pm-12midnight.
, Cross Street, , Old waste, (between New Walkergate & ), & Walkergate (Old) will all close between 5-11pm.
Signed diversions, taking traffic around the town centre, will be in place between 5-11pm.
Car parks in and Spencer Street will be closed between 5-11pm.

A temporary taxi rank (to replace those suspended in Ladygate, and Sow Hill) will be provided in the bus station in Sow Hill Road, from 5pm-12midnight. The bus station will be closed to buses between 5pm-12midnight.

Residents living on or next to the race route should be aware that vehicular access to their properties will be restricted between 5-11pm.

There will also be no on-street parking on any roads which are closed, including those covered by the controlled parking zone, namely and Old Walkergate. A letter giving full information will be delivered to all the affected residents and businesses about three weeks before the event.

For further information on road closures and car parking restrictions, visit or call (01482) 393939.

For further information about the Elite Circuit Cycle Race, visit

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