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2022 Race Dates Announced

2022 Race Dates Announced

December 7, 2021 | 1month | GENERAL

British Cycling announced the dates and venues for the 2022 National Women's and Men's Road Series on Tuesday 7th November. 

Our races, the Curlew Cup and the Beaumont Trophy, are both the final events of their respective series, taking place on Sunday 18 September, which should make for some very competitive racing and also means that they will host the prestigious series presentations. 

Following the success of separating the public events of the Cyclone Festival of Cycling, from the races, in 2021, the 2022 Cyclone Festival will also be split over two weekends. The public rides, the Tyne 6 Bridges and the Cyclone Challenge Rides will take place on 24 and 25 June, whilst the races will be run three months later in mid September.

More About The Two National Road Series 

Contested over eight rounds for women and seven rounds for men, the National Road Series will welcome back the Stockton Cycling Festival Grand Prix and the Tour of the Reservoir, which were unable to take place in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Riders will also make a welcome return to the Isle of Man in July for the Manx International Stage Race, including a first women’s national series event on the island. The four-stage race will include a time-trial, two kermesses and a road stage.

British Cycling Head of Sport and Major Events, Jonathan Day, said:

“I’m really pleased to publish the 2022 road and circuit calendars today, and want to express our deepest thanks to the event organisers for their ongoing support through what has been a really challenging period for the sport.

 “It’s brilliant news that we’re able to welcome back a number of races which haven’t been able to take place in the past two seasons, including some mainstays of the calendar, and we’re determined to give our teams and riders the best possible platform to develop and grow from.”

Winner of the 2021 women’s National Road Series for TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank, Abi Smith, said:

“Winning the National Road Series was a big stepping stone for me this year - it has given me confidence, experience and tactical knowledge, which will enable me to progress my career in years to come. As I have found, having a well-supported and well organised National Series is particularly important for the young and upcoming riders to be able to learn and race at this level.

Winner of the 2021 men’s National Road Series for Canyon dhb SunGod, Jacob Scott, said:

“The condensed national series saw some really aggressive racing within the British scene this year, and the courses and racing provided me with a great platform and mix of terrains to go on and take the series win. For 2022, I’m glad to see the British series get back to its normal series length, with a mix of some new and original courses.”

Full calendar

Women’s National Road Series

• Women's Rapha Lincoln Grand Prix: Sunday 8 May
• 6th Women's CiCLE Classic: Sunday 19 June
• Stockton Cycling Festival Grand Prix: Sunday 3 July
• Lancaster Grand Prix: Sunday 17 July
• Manx International Stage Race: Friday 22 - Sunday 24 July
• The Alexandra Tour of the Reservoir: Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 August
• The Ryedale Women's Grasscrete Grand Prix: Sunday 21 August
• Curlew Cup: Sunday 18 September

 Men’s National Road Series

• Men's Rapha Lincoln Grand Prix: Sunday 8 May
• Stockton Cycling Festival Grand Prix: Sunday 3 July
• Lancaster Grand Prix: Sunday 17 July
• Manx International Stage Race: Friday 22 - Sunday 24 July
• Tour of the Reservoir: Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 August
• The Ryedale Men's Grasscrete Grand Prix: Sunday 21 August
• Beaumont Trophy: Sunday 18 September

Women’s National Circuit Series

• Otley Women’s Grand Prix: Wednesday 29 June
• The Ilkley Cycle Races: Friday 1 July
• Barnsley Town Centre Races: Friday 8 July
• Midlands (TBC): Friday 29 July

Men’s National Circuit Series

• Property Development Men's Otley Grand Prix: Wednesday 29 June
• The Ilkley Cycle Races: Friday 1 July
• Barnsley Town Centre Races: Friday 8 July
• Sheffield Grand Prix: Wednesday 20 July
• Fort Vale Colne Grand Prix: Tuesday 26 July
• Midlands (TBC): Friday 29 July

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