Yorkshire to host 2015 British National Circuit Race Championships

Barnsley chosen as venue for the 2015 National Circuit Race Championships on Wednesday July 29

Adam Blythe

Yet another major cycling race is heading for Yorkshire, with the 2015 National Circuit Race Championships taking place in Barnsley.

Moving west across the county from last year’s host city Hull, the race will take place on the evening of Wednesday, July 29.

Adam Blythe won the men’s event last year in NFTO colours, another win on his 2014 palmares that helped him to return to the WorldTour stage with Orica-GreenEdge.

Starley-Primal’s Eileen Roe was the criterium queen after a successful late attack earned her the national stripes.

This year the circuit starts and finishes outside Barnsley Town Hall and riders will race around six nearby streets.

James Hill of Team Cystic Fibrosis, the organising club, said: “We are delighted that British Cycling has awarded us the championship. Barnsley will be a fantastic venue for these championships and the people of Barnsley will be treated to a great evening of entertainment and the chance to see some of the UK’s best professional riders in action.”

British Cycling were equally happy with the destination: “The people of Yorkshire have always demonstrated a real passion for cycling, in particular over the last 12 months. The 2015 British Cycling National Circuit Race Championships in Barnsley will provide another great opportunity to see some of the best cyclists in the world in action,” Jonny Clay of BC said.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

Chris first started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2013 on work experience and has since become a regular name in the magazine and on the website. Reporting from races, long interviews with riders from the peloton and riding features drive his love of writing about all things two wheels.

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