Isle of Man bids to host British National Championships in 2016

The BBC confirms that the Isle of Man hopes to host the National Road Championships in two years, with the decision due to be announced in March

Peter Kennaugh wins, British men's road race national championships 2014

The Isle of Man has submitted a bid to host the 2016 British Cycling National Road Championships, according to the BBC.

The Irish Sea island has not hosted the event for more than 30 years and the 2016 bid has the full backing of the Manx government.

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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.