British Cycling are back in Beverley this summer as the Men’s Elite Cycle Circuit comes to town on Friday 8 July as some of the finest riders in the UK will battle it out racing through the streets of Beverley at great speeds.
A challenging circuit, riders often say they like to race in Beverley tackling a tight course complete with a cobbled street.
Starting In Saturday Market adjacent to the alley near Briggs and Powell and Edinburgh Woollen Mill riders will head north to the traffic island and bear right into Sow Hill.
At the end of Sow Hill turn riders then turn right into Old Walkergate. They proceed along Old Walkergate then join Butcher Row and Toll Gavel, heading towards Wednesday Market, a great viewing point for the race.
Exiting Wednesday Market right onto Lord Roberts Road the riders follow the road around to right onto the mini roundabout. Straight on at the mini roundabout into Cross street then up onto the paved section and into Toll Gavel bearing left at the junction.
They then continue along Toll Gavel back towards Saturday Market, exiting Toll Gavel for approx 100mts to the Start and Finish line, completing one lap, they will repeat this for 60 minutes.
A popular event there are many fantastic vantage points to watch the race unfold. Saturday Market gives spectators and great opportunity to get close to the bikes and riders. Wednesday Market is another good vantage point with The Queens Head close to hand.
On the Saturday, budding cyclists will have their chance to take part in the The Big G ‘Grimpeurs des Wolds’ which is organised by local cycling club, Hull Thursday Road Club.
Riders will have the opportunity to choose one of four different routes ranging from 30KM to 150KM.
Anyone wishing to take part in The Big G ‘Grimpeurs des Wolds’ should register early as places are limited to just 800 riders.