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HSBC UK | National Road Championships to be staged in Norfolk

British Cycling is delighted to confirm that the 2019 HSBC UK | National Road Championships will be hosted in Norfolk in a week which will see all levels of the sport celebrated.

The championships will be staged in partnership with Golazo, one of Europe’s premier sporting event organisers, and will see the national time trial champions crowned on Thursday June 27, while the road races will be contested on Sunday June 30.

Meanwhile, amateur cyclists will have the opportunity to ride the same, closed-road course as the professionals in a 100-mile sportive and the best of British mountain biking will be on display as Norwich hosts the fifth round of HSBC UK | National Cross-country Series.

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GB Cycling Festival 2019

The event will bring some of the world’s best cyclists to Norfolk - as they prepare to battle for a spot in the Great Britain Cycling Team for a home road world championships, to be staged in Yorkshire in September – and give the county’s residents the chance to watch high quality, elite racing along the route.

The week will combine a true celebration of cycling at all levels as part of a new concept created by Golazo, the Great British Cycling Festival.

Jonathan Rigby, British Cycling’s Commercial Director, said: “We’re thrilled to confirm the award of the 2019 HSBC UK | National Road Championships to Norfolk. The championships are the flagship event of our road racing calendar, and the list of previous winners – which includes Sir Bradley Wiggins, Laura Kenny, Geraint Thomas, Lizzie Deignan and Mark Cavendish – gives some indication of the prestige of the event.

“While these championships represent the pinnacle of domestic road racing, they are also a celebration of cycling as a whole. We’re delighted to be staging a mass participation ride alongside the elite races, and are pleased to have linked up with Golazo, Active Norfolk, Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council, all of whom share our ambition to make our communities fitter, greener and healthier through increased levels of cycling.”

GB Cycling Festival 2019

Tom Caldwell, Director of Golazo, said: “Golazo is delighted to be delivering an incredible festival of cycling incorporating the HSBC UK | National Road Championships and a mass participation, closed-road sportive in partnership with British Cycling and all of the authorities in Norfolk.

“This festival will be unlike anything witnessed before and fits perfectly with our core mission to create a partnership between elite sports and mass participation. Our objective is to encourage more people to live healthier lifestyles through participation in sports - Let’s Move.”

GB Cycling Festival 2019
  • The 2019 HSBC UK | National Road Championships have been awarded to Norfolk. The championships will take place between June 27 and 30, while amateur cyclists will have the chance to ride the same course as the professionals in a 100-mile sportive, creating a true celebration of cycling at all levels as part of the new, Great British Cycling Festival.
  • The championships are the pinnacle of the domestic road calendar in Britain, regularly attracting the country’s top riders.
  • The Great British Cycling Festival will be a truly memorable event, allowing new and existing fans of the sport to watch and take part.
  • Previous winners of the road race or time trial titles include Sir Bradley Wiggins, Lizzie Deignan, Mark Cavendish, Laura Kenny and Geraint Thomas.
  • The full schedule and route are to be confirmed, however the 100-mile sportive will give everyone the chance to ride the same route as the professionals, on the same day that the new British road race champions are crowne
  • The men’s and women’s time trial events will be staged on Thursday June 27, and the men’s and women’s road races on Sunday June 30. The routes and the schedules for both days are being finalised and will be announced in due course.
  • The sportive is open to everyone, and the registration period begins on November 24. Full details are at www.gbcyclingfestival.co.uk.
GB Cycling Festival 2019

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