British National Road Championships 2019 route: Norwich hosts road race while TT held at Sandringham Estate

Full details of the 2019 Nationals, held from June 27-30

The route for the 2019 British Road Championships has been unveiled, with Norfolk set to host the prestigious event.

A weekend-long celebration of cycling will see new national champions crowned and a wealth of cycling events for all levels.

The national time trial will be held on Thursday, June 27 while the road races will be held on Sunday, June 30.

Geraint Thomas and Hannah Barnes won the TT titles in 2018, while Connor Swift and Jessica Roberts are the reigning road champions.

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British Cycling commercial director Jonathan Rigby said: “We’re delighted to be able to confirm these routes. The list of previous winners of the road race or time trial titles – including the likes of Laura Kenny, Mark Cavendish, Lizzie Deignan and Geraint Thomas – gives some indication of the prestige of these titles, and to see them contested in Norfolk’s truly stunning surroundings will be a wonderful spectacle.”

The men’s road race will follow a 125-miles starting and finishing in Norwich, and heading through Wroxham, to Cromer and back via Foulsham and Booton.

In the women’s event, the peloton will follow a similar but shorter route of 83.5 miles.

Both time trials will start at the Sandringham Estate – the Norfolk retreat of the Queen – over 25.9 miles for the men and 17 miles for the women.

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But it’s not just an event for the elites, as the organisers will also hold a 100-mile sportive over the same route as the men’s race, for those inspired by the cycling festivities.

The Norfolk County Council walking and cycling champion, Councillor Andrew Jamieson, said: “It is hoped that the Great British Festival of Cycling will inspire a generation of new cyclists.

“Watching elite sportsmen and women cycling through our beautiful city and countryside and having the opportunity to take part in community events or the 100-mile sportive itself can’t help but encourage people to try it for themselves.”