Excitement builds for Shrewsbury Grand Prix

Defending champion Brit Tate, 21, who beat Joanna Rowsell MBE in the women's race last year, is among more than 150 entrants for the event

Joanna Rowsell racing in the 2014 Shrewsbury Grand Prix (Mathew White)

(Image credit: Mathew White)

The Shrewsbury Grand Prix will go ahead on May 31 with a bumper list of entrants after a late flurry of interest.

More than 150 riders are set to take part in the event, which features women's and men's pro races, a youth race and opportunities for amateurs to ride the course.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.