Welcome to Cycling Weekly‘s 2009 British race calendar. Here you’ll find details of every major road race, time trials and criterium taking place in the UK.

This year our calendar includes the British Cycling Premier Calendar road race and Elite Circuit Race series, Nocturne series, the brand new Tour criterium series, RTTC time trials and selected other major events.

If every event listed goes ahead it will mean 54 days of top-class racing in Britain, a significant increase on previous years.

The road race National Championships will be held in Wales, on the course of the Robert Price GP of Wales. It means that the GP of Wales won’t be held as a stand-alone event in 2009.

We will be previewing and reviewing many of these events as and when they happen, here on www.cyclingweekly.com and in the pages of Cycling Weekly magazine.

Click on the event names to jump to reports for those events.

MARCH
14-15 Bikeline Two-Day (cancelled) Premier Calendar Hope, Flintshire
29 Tour of the Reservoir Premier Calendar County Durham
29 RTTC Rudy Project 1/7 VC Elan Tenterden, Kent

APRIL
11-13 Girvan stage race Premier Calendar Girvan, Scotland
11-13 RTTC Rudy Project 2/7 North DC Bassenthwaite Lake (Braithwaite)
19 Archer Grand Prix (cancelled) Premier Calendar Hazlemere, Bucks
26 East Midlands Cicle Classic International UCI 1.2 Rutland-Melton
26 RTTC Rudy Project 3/7 Leicestershire RC Redmile, Central

MAY
3        Chas Messenger Premier Calendar Long Crendon, Bucks
10 Lincoln Grand Prix Premier Calendar Lincoln
10 RTTC Rudy Project 4/7 Altura RT Middleton Tyas, Teeside
17 Hillingdon Grand Prix Circuit Race Series West London
21 Tour Series Milton Keynes Tour Series 1 Milton Keynes
24 RTTC National Championship 10-Mile TT Wickham, West London
24 Tour of Wessex (cancelled) Premier Calendar Somerset
28 Tour Series Exeter Tour Series 2 Exeter
30 Edinburgh Nocturne Nocturne Series Edinburgh

JUNE
2        Tour Series Woking Tour Series 3 Woking
4 Tour Series criterium Peterborough Tour Series 4 Peterborough
6 Smithfield Nocturne Nocturne Series London
7 Ryedale Grand Prix Premier Calendar Helmsley, North Yorks
7 RTTC National Championship 25 Mile TT Morley, East
9 Tour Series Blackpool Tour Series 5 Blackpool
11 Tour Series Southport Tour Series 6 Southport
14 Beaumont Trophy Premier Calendar Ponteland, Northumberland
16 Tour Series Stoke-on-Trent Tour Series 7 Stoke-on-Trent
17 Stone Criterium Circuit Race Series Stone, Staffordshire
18 Tour Series Colchester Tour Series 8 Colchester
20 RTTC National Championship 50 Mile TT Blythe Bridge, Manchester
23 Tour Series Chester Tour Series 9 Chester
24 Otley Criterium Circuit Race Series Otley, West Yorkshire
25 Tour Series Southend Tour Series 10 Southend
28 National Championships National

JULY
1        Rochdale Grand Prix Circuit Race Series Rochdale, Lancashire
3 Blackpool Grand Prix Circuit Race Series Blackpool
5 Tour of Blackpool Premier Calendar Blackpool
5 RTTC National Championship Team time trial Sawston, East London
7 Brighouse Criterium Circuit Race Series Brighouse, Yorkshire
12 RTTC National Championship 100 Mile TT Topcliffe, Yorkshire
14 Colne Grand Prix Circuit Race Series Colne, Lancashire
19 British Time Trial Championship Brit TT champs Harrietsham, South East
22 Blackburn Grand Prix Circuit Race Series Blackburn, Lancashire
25 RTTC National Championship 24 Hour Champs Farndon, Liverpool
26 East Yorkshire Classic Premier Calendar Beverley, East Yorks

AUGUST
1        Blackpool Nocturne Nocturne Series Blacpool promenade
9 Tour of Pendle Premier Calendar Lancashire
23 Richmond Grand Prix Premier Calendar Richmond, North Yorks
29 Salford Nocturne Nocturne Series Salford

SEPTEMBER
5 Newport Nocturne Circuit Race Series Newport, Shropshire
6 Travelwise Warwick GP Circuit Race Series Warwick
12-19 Tour of Britain International UCI 2.1 national
20 Preston Grand Prix Circuit Race Series Preston, Lancashire

RELATED LINKS

2009 Premier Calendar hub

British cyclo sportive calendar 2009

CW rider profiles