British National Championships 2019 TV viewing guide

Live coverage via Facebook and YouTube - not no TV footage

British National Championships 2019 TV guide

The 2019 British Road National Championships will be steamed by the the governing body itself this year.

The events - held in Norfolk this year - kick off on Thursday June 27, with the men's, women's, plus men's and women's under-23 time trials.

Each race against the clock will be live steamed on British Cycling’s Facebook page, with cameras at the finish.

The men will complete 25.9 miles, starting and finishing at the the Sandringham Estate, whilst the women and under-23s ride 16.5 miles.

The road race takes place on Sunday June 30, heading out of Norwich city centre for 125.2 miles in the men's race, and 83.5 in the women's.

You'll be able to catch the road races via British Cycling's Youtube channel.

Unlike last year, when highlights were shown on ITV4, there's no planned TV footage for the races.

>>> British National 2019 road race start list

>> British National 2019 time trial start list

>>> British National 2019 road race and time trial courses

Defending men's champion Connor Swift (Team Arkéa-Samsic) is down to take to the start line in the race, alongside Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) and Hugh Carthy (EF Education First).

Other riders to look out for include 2016 winner Adam Blythe (Lotto Soudal), plus 2012 champion Ian Stannard (Team Ineos).

In the women's road race, reigning champion Jessica Roberts (Team Breeze) will be absent, as will four-time winner Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo).

The only previous winner listed to start alongside the women is Hannah Barnes (Canyon-SRAM), who won in Stockton in 2016. However, she'll face competition from  Katie Archibald (Team HUUB), multiple Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey (Storey Racing) plus Olympic champion Elinor Barker (Drops).

In the time trial, again Barnes is a name to watch, as is sister and team mate Alice - who was second last year, plus Neah Evans (Team HUUB) who rounded off the podium in 2018.

The men's time trial features last year's second and third placed riders, Harry Tanfield and Alex Dowsett (both Katusha-Alpecin), whilst defending champ Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) will be missing this one out as he recovers from his Tour de Suisse crash ahead of the Tour de France.

British Cycling National Time Trial Championships schedule (Thurs, June 27)

  • 10.00 - Under-23 men
  • 12.20 - Elite women
  • 15.31 - Elite men
  • 17.55 - Under- 23 women

British Cycling National Road Race Championships schedule (Sun, June 30)

  • 09.00 - Elite & U23 Men Start
  • 09.00 - Sportive Start
  • 10.00 - Let’s Ride Start
  • 13.20 - Elite & U23 Men approx finish
  • 14.30 - Elite & U23 Women Start
  • 18.00 - Elite & U23 Women approx finish
  • 18.00 - Approx final sportive finish

As with any race schedule, timings are subject to change.

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan
Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan is Cycling Weekly's Tech Editor, and is responsible for managing the tech news and reviews both on the website and in Cycling Weekly magazine.

A traditional journalist by trade, Arthurs-Brennan began her career working for a local newspaper, before spending a few years at Evans Cycles, then combining writing and her love of bicycles first at Total Women's Cycling and then Cycling Weekly. 

When not typing up reviews, news, and interviews Arthurs-Brennan is a road racer who also enjoys track riding and the occasional time trial, though dabbles in off-road riding too (either on a mountain bike, or a 'gravel bike'). She is passionate about supporting grassroots women's racing and founded the women's road race team 190rt.

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