It may only feel like weeks ago that the 2015 season ended, but the dates of the 2016 National Road Series have been published by British Cycling, with Spring Cup action getting underway in Chorley on March 26.
The inaugural Manx International GP takes place in Douglas on April 10, with the Lincoln Grand Prix returning to the series to round it off on May 15. Steve Lampier (Raleigh GAC) won the Spring Cup in 2015 and will ride for JLT Condor in 2016.
The Grand Prix Series and Elite Circuit Series intertwine in July and August, with a Grand Prix race to take place in Manchester – details will be announced at a later date.
Jon Mould, who won the Elite Circuit Series for One Pro Cycling in 2015, will also be looking to defend his crown with JLT Condor and will face seven criterium races over four weeks, beginning in Otley and culminating in Colne.
Dates and locations for the 2016 Spring Cup and Grand Prix Series.
Saturday 26 March 2016
Chorley GP Chorley, Lancashire
Sunday 10 April 2016
Manx International GP Douglas, Isle of Man
Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 April 2016
Tour of the Reservoir, Edmundbyers
Sunday 8 May 2016
Wilton Grand Prix, Wilton, Salisbury
Sunday 15 May 2016
Lincoln GP Lincoln
Grand Prix Series
Saturday 2 July 2016
Stafford Kermesse, Shugborough
Sunday 10 July 2016
Ryedale Grand Prix, Ampleforth
Sunday 17 July 2016
Grand Prix of Wales, Abergavenny
Sunday 14 August 2016
Leicester Castle Classic Kermesse, Leicester
Elite Circuit Series
Wednesday 29 June 2016
Otley Grand Prix, Otley
Friday 1 July 2016
Stafford Grand Prix, Stafford
Friday 8 July 2016
Beverley Grand Prix, Beverley
Wednesday 13 July 2016
Chepstow Grand Prix, Chepstow
Friday 15 July 2016
The Wales Open Criterium, Abergavenny
Wednesday 22 July 2016
Sheffield Grand Prix, Sheffield
Wednesday 27 July 2016
Colne Grand Prix, Colne