The British Premier Calendar race series will be rebranded and revamped for 2014 as part of British Cycling’s ongoing plans to support the domestic racing scene.

This means that the competition will be renamed the Elite Road Series, and will consist of the Spring Cup, between the first weekend of April and second weekend in May, and the GP Series that spans July and August.

Both series have their own individual and team classification, and those rankings will also be combined to give an overall series winner and best team.

The Lincoln Grand Prix (May 11) looks set to be the final round of the Spring Cup, while newer, BC-organised races such as the Leicester Castle Classic and UCS Ipswich and Coastal GP, are likely to feature in the GP Series.

For more on this story, see this week’s Cycling Weekly magazine (October 3 2013 issue).

  • Steven

    i hope aswell there are more stage races in future, if you look at the Australian national road series its basically the opposite of Britain as there is alot of stage races and not as many 1 day races. ok the laws are probably alot different in Australia with regards how long roads are allowed to be closed for bike races but i’m sure more could be done to create a couple of stage races. a race consisting of 4/5 stages around late August would be good in order to help the British teams prior to the Tour of Britain.

  • JeffGoldblumIII

    I just hope that there are some stage races as well for domestic riders, rather than just one day races. Bank Holiday weekends should be the time for stage races – 4 stages over three days would give opportunity for more riders and for some to show off their recovery skills.

  • Mark Jones

    This sounds like a good move and hopefully it progress further now. What it really needs is proper TV coverage and it would be great if ITV4 (or the BBC with their renewed interest in cycling) were to televise highlights. This would attract more sponsors for the domestic teams and more organisers of races, both of which would help to bridge the gap between our domestic teams and the World Tour teams when it comes to the Tour of Britain and RideLondon (just look at AnPost).