British Cycling's Elite Road Series increases to nine events for 2014

Raleigh on front, Ryedale Grand Prix 2013

The Elite Road Series, British Cycling's replacement for the Premier Calendar, will consist of nine events in 2014.

BC today unveiled details of next year's national road series, and as revealed by Cycling Weekly in October, the Elite Road Series will comprise of the three-round Spring Cup 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.

Arguably the biggest surprise is the inclusion of the Cycle Wiltshire GP on May 4, which stems out of the Twinings Tour Pro-Am event that was staged for the first and only time in 2011.

The popular UCS Ipswich and Coastal GP returns for a second year, and will again take place one week before the start of the Tour of Britain.

Six events will comprise the Elite Circuit Series, while a new women's edition of the Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic is one of 10 events scheduled for the Women's Road Series.

Also announced by BC today was the introduction of a new tier of teams to sit below UCI Continental status.

The new category of British Cycling Elite National Team will reward teams who meet a set of professional standards with a set number of benefits and guarantees inclusion into the Elite Road Series events. Along with UCI teams, the new Elite National Teams will be included in both individual and team overall rankings across the British Cycling Elite Road Series.

The existing club team structure will still exist in its current format and National Series events will continue to be open to club teams and individual riders, although inclusion within the overall rankings for those series respectively will only be open to teams who have affiliated to the series for the full season.

British Cycling Elite Road Series - Spring Cup

Saturday - Sunday 12 - 13 April 2014 Tour of the Reservoir 2 Day

Sunday 4 May 2014 Cycle Wiltshire GP

Sunday 11 May 2014 Lincoln GP

British Cycling Elite Road Series - Grand Prix Series

Sunday 13 July 2014 Stockton Festival of Cycling

Sunday 20 July 2014 Ryedale GP

Sunday 27 July 2014 Circuit of the Fens

Saturday 02 August 2014 Stafford Kermesse

Sunday 17 August 2014 Leicester Kermesse

Sunday 31 August 2014 UCS Ipswich and Coastal GP

British Cycling Elite Circuit Series

Wednesday 2 July 2014 Otley GP

Friday 11 July 2014 Stockton Festival of Cycling

Wednesday 16 July 2014 Colne Grand Prix

Friday 18 July 2014 Beverley GP

Wednesday 23 July 2014 Sheffield GP

Wednesday 30 July 2014 The Wales Open Criterium

British Cycling Women's Road Series

Sunday 27 April 2014 Cheshire Classic

Sunday 18 May 2014 Womens Cicle Classic

Sunday 1 June 2014 Hillingdon Womens GP

Saturday - Sunday 14 - 15 June 2014 CDNW Surf and Turf 2 Day

Sunday 22 June 2014 Curlew Cup

Wednesday 2 July 2014 Otley GP

Saturday - Sunday 12 -13 July 2014 Essex Giro 2 Day

Wednesday 23 July 2014 Sheffield GP - Womens Race

Sunday 20 July 2014 Ryedale GP Womens race

Friday - Saturday 1 - 2 August 2014 Stafford GP and Kermesse

British Cycling Junior Road Series

Sunday 23 March 2014 Cadence Road Race

Saturday - Sunday 5 - 6 April 2014 Junior Tour of the Mendips

Sunday 27 April 2014 Junior Cicle Classic

Saturday - Monday 2 - 4 May 2014 IOM Junior Tour

Sunday 18 May 2013 Loughborough University Junior Road Race

Sunday 15 June 2014 Bikeline Tom Simpson Junior Road Race

Sunday 6 July 2014 Hatherleigh Junior Road Race

Sunday 27 July 2014 Bath RC Junior Road Race

Saturday - Monday 23 - 25 August 2014 Junior Tour of Wales 3-Day

British Cycling Youth Circuit Series

Sunday 13 April 2014 Hetton Youth Circuit Races

Friday - Saturday 2 - 4 May 2014 IOM Youth Tour

Saturday - Monday 24 - 26 May 2014 NW Youth Tour (Sat - Mon)

Saturday 08 June 2014 Team MK Circuit Races

Saturday 21 June 2014 Hillingdon Slipstreamers Circuit Races

Sunday 27 July 2014 Maindy Flyers Youth Circuit Races

Sunday 10 August 2014 Susies Youth Circuit Races

Sunday 31 August 2014 Scarborough Festival of Cycling 2014


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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.