Date(s) - 25 Jul 2012
The Women’s National Circuit Race Championships will join the finale of the Elite Circuit Race Series to complete an evening of top pro cycling in Sheffield.
The 2012 Women’s National Circuit Race Championships will be contested alongside the climax of the Men’s Elite Circuit Race Series and will kick off at 7pm for an evening of exciting bike racing in the city that will feature the country’s fastest and most skillful riders in the Claremont Sheffield Grand Prix.
Last year’s Championship was won by the defending champion Hannah Barnes (Motorpoint) who out-classed her opposition, riding a very intelligent race in treacherous conditions on the Preston Town Centre circuit.
She fought off the strong challenge of Horizon Fitness-Prendas riders Dani King and Hannah Rich to take the coveted striped jersey for the second year running.
In both races, riders will contest laps of the 1.4km anticlockwise circuit around Sheffield City Centre, which starts on Pinstone Street and turns left onto Furnival Gate before sweeping left into Arundle Gate.
Riders will then turn left at the famous Crucible Theatre to make their way up Norfolk Street before tackling the tricky cobbled section which turns right into Surrey Street and will lead them back onto Pinstone Street to cross the finish line.
More info: www.sheffieldgrandprix.co.uk