Search site

Top professional cyclists sign up for Boundless Networks Skipton Cycle Races

Top teams of cyclists are preparing to battle for victory in the Boundless Networks Skipton Cycle Races next month.

SCR 2015 winner

The 2015 winner Scott Thwaites crosses the line just in front of Pete Williams. Pic by Dean Reeve Photography

JLT Condor, Madison Genesis, Team Raleigh, Wheelbase Altura and Spirit Bikes have all entered teams into the elite race on Wednesday July 6.

This year the race is part of British Cycling's elite series and will be televised on Eurosport on 12th July.

It promises to be a thrilling race with teams battling tactically with one another as they zoom through the streets of Skipton town centre at speeds of 25mph.

Spectators can watch the event for free, around the course, which starts on the High Street, turns left at Holy Trinity Church and then left onto Water Street, down Coach Street, left onto Swadford Street and back to the High Street.

The elite men's race takes place between 8pm and 9.15pm, and follows junior fun races between 6pm and 6.30pm, and under-14s and under-16s youth races from 6.45pm to 7.30pm.

Councillor Linda Brockbank, lead member for Working with Communities, said: "This is a fantastic chance for people to come along and see some of the very best cyclists really close up.

"The race is a superb spectacle as cyclists race through the town centre streets and this year promises to be even more exciting than last year, with teams racing tactically making for a very dynamic event."

Cyclists race around the 1km circuit for an hour and then 10 more laps before the finish. Last year around 30 cyclists took part but this year more than 50 have signed up already.

To sign up for the junior fun races, and for more information about the event, go to www.skiptoncycleraces.co.uk