Elite cyclists from across the UK are invited to Bournemouth’s first ever criterium race on Saturday 20 July 2013.
Inspired by the success of the Nocturne races of Smithfield Market place London, Bournemouth will close major roads within the town centre for the first time to host a series of elite races.
Kicking off Bournemouth’s Criterium will be the Mixed Regional B Cat 3 and 4 race at 7.10pm, this will shortly be followed by the corporate race at 8.00pm and the men’s National B Elite, Cat 1 and 2 at 8.30pm.
Taking in some of Bournemouth’s best sights, the 1.5km course has both technical areas and long straight sections, and should appeal to all types of riders. Starting in the heart of the Town centre, the route flows between ascents and descents and incorporates a number of pinch points where only the toughest will survive. Having jostled and fought for a good position those leading the pack will head onto a downhill straight to the finish. Picking up speed as they go, the route will provide a spectacular for riders and spectators alike.
Held as part of this year’s Sky Ride local and Nightglow Procession and promoted in partnership with British Cycling, the racing is expected to attract thousands throughout the evening. People are encouraged to bring their families along to watch or take part in the Sky Ride along the seafront and finishing off the evening will be a ‘Nightglow Procession’ - the town’s first ever bike light spectacular, where participants of all ages will be able to take part. So, you get to race and bring the family too – win, win!
Spectators have been provided for with big screens and commentators, while the riders get the full works like any of the best professional races. Organiser Richie Dickson said “it will be set up as any professional event, from sign on to podium presentations; prize money will be from 1-10 descending from 100-10 pounds. Plus top 3 will get trophy, flowers & champagne”.
The race will be run on a 1.5km circuit right in the town centre, taking in a seafront section and some of the great sights of Bournemouth- not that riders will have much time to take this in with some fast straight sections mixed into technical tight corners it promises to be an exciting course to race on.
Riders entered as of 12/07/13
Mr William Clark Poole Whls CC
Mr Chris Courage Bournemouth Jubilee Whls
Master Barnaby Cox Gillingham and District Wheelers/Wheels Cycles
Mr Hugo Crabb Loughborough Students CC
Mr Steven Dance Andover Whls
Mr Robert Edgell Performance Cycles
Mr Mitch Evans Ride 24/7
Mr Duncan Forbes
Mr Nicholas Helsing Exeter Wheelers
Mr Matthew Hill UK-Biking Primera
Mr James Horton Cannondale Racing
Mr Richard Lang UK-Biking Primera
Mr Ian Marmont Westbury Wheelers
Mr Simon Meadwell Bournemouth Jubilee Whls
Mr Simon Merritt UK-Biking Primera
Mr Stephen Moors Ridebike.co.uk
Mr Steve Moss Bournemouth Arrow CC/Hotel Collingwood
Mr John Nye Exeter Wheelers
Mr Daryl Price Poole Whls CC
Mr Paul Richardson Bournemouth Arrow CC/Hotel Collingwood
Mr Rupert Silman Bournemouth Jubilee Whls
Mr Gordon Skillen Poole Whls CC
Mr Daniel Stephens JMJ Cycles
Mr Tom Stocker Bournemouth Jubilee Whls
Mr Samuel Sturgeon NRG Sports Massage.co.uk
Mr Ashley Sutton UK-Biking Primera
Mr Christopher Sylvan Royal Navy & Royal Marines CA
Mr Adam Waggott
Mr Nick Watson Ride 24/7
Mr Simon Willats Ridebike.co.uk
Mr Euan Adams Juice Lubes Racing
Mr Lewis Atkins Pedal Heaven RT
Mr Joe Barry Ride 24/7
Mr Grant Bayton Ride 24/7
Mr David Billings Motivo RT
Mr Simon Brooks VC St Raphael
Mr Cameron Campbell Pendragon
Mr Anders Christensen Pedal Heaven RT
Mr Adrian Clode Revo Racing
Mr James Cooper JMJ Cycles
Mr James Cotty Cannondale Racing
Mr David Creeggan Pedal Heaven RT
Mr Calum Croft Mud, Sweat n Gears CC
Mr Deacon Cutterham CGC NFTO
Mr Elliot Davis Team Tor 2000
Mr Daniel Dolan Army Cycling Union
Mr Steve Dring Team Echelon - Rotor
Mr Jay Eastwood Primera-Sports.Com
Mr Tristan Grigalis Southampton University RC
Mr Philip Hersey Eagle RC
Mr Oliver Hitchings Peter Hansford Racing
Mr Justin Hoy Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
Mr Ian Legg Primera-Sports.Com
Mr Benjamin Luckwell Ride 24/7
Mr Jake Martin Pedal Heaven RT
Mr Robert McCarthy Pedal Heaven RT
Mr Alexander Murison Equipe CMI
Mr Andrew Perkins Mid Devon CC
Mr Jamie Pine Pedal Heaven RT
Mr Charles Rees Team Tor 2000
Mr Phill Reynolds Peter Hansford Racing
Mr Kurtis Rowe Yeovil CC
Mr Michael Scott Peter Hansford Racing
Master Andy Shackel Peter Hansford Racing
Mr James Smith Spin Rotor Primal C-Originals RT
Mr Gray Turnock Finsbury Park CC
Mr Jordan Wade VC St Raphael
Mr Robert Ward Felt-Colbornes-Hargroves RT
Mr Michael Ward Ride 24/7
Bournemouth town centre to host evening ‘grand prix style’ circuit racing!
and Nightglow Spectacular at this year’s Sky Ride event
Bournemouth town centre will be transformed into a ‘grand prix style’ race circuit as part of this year’s Night Sky Ride event on Saturday 20 July.
Westover Road, Gervis Place, Exeter Road, Bath Hill and other town centre locations will form part of an evening race circuit which will be open to pre-registered elite cyclists to compete at speeds of up to 50mph.
Sky Ride is a popular family bike ride event which sees thousands of people of all ages and abilities take part in an organised bike ride. Unique to Bournemouth’s Saturday Night Sky Ride, will be the circuit racing open to pre-registered elite cyclists to compete, as well as a fun and interactive Nightglow experience for all the family. Throughout the evening there will be all sorts of fun and interactive activities on offer for everyone to enjoy.
From 6:30pm to 10.30pm Bournemouth’s Saturday Night Sky Ride and circuit racing event will offer residents and visitors an experience Bournemouth has never offered before.
Car free roads will mean both children and adults on two wheels can leisurely enjoy a unique town centre experience.
The circuit racing will see cyclists go head-to-head at speeds of up to 50mph in a series of short intense races around the specially designed road circuit in the town centre.
Finishing off the evening will be a ‘Nightglow Procession’, the town’s first ever bike light spectacular, where participants of all ages will be able to take part.
The procession will take place on a town centre circuit through the Lower Gardens up onto the closed roads of Gervis Place, Exeter Road, Bath Hill and back onto Pier Approach via the Hot Rocks entrance, where everyone will be encouraged to light up their bikes and themselves. Awards will be given on the night for participants on the most unique and interesting bikes, those bikes which are best lit, as well as those participants in the ‘best dressed category’.
Councillor Michael Filer, Cabinet Member for Transport, said; “We are very excited to be hosting Bournemouth’s Saturday Night Sky Ride and Circuit Racing event. We are offering residents and visitors the opportunity to come into Bournemouth on a Saturday night and take part in a fun and interactive bike themed adventure.
“This will be the first time we have closed off the town centre for such an event. I would like to invite everyone to come into the town on 20 July and be part of the town’s first ever evening bike friendly event which will be a unique cycling and wheels experience.”
Bournemouth’s Saturday Night Sky Ride and Circuit Racing is a free event organised as part of the Council’s Getting About initiative in partnership with British Cycling and Sky.
For further information visit HERE
Bournemouth Twilight Criterium
Sat, 20th July 2013 Closed Circuit Twilight Criterium Races
Westover Road, Bournemouth, Dorsert, BH1 2BU
Event organiser:Mr Richard Dickson
The set up of this event will be as any Elite Series or Tour Series Venue, The circuit will be completly barriered both sides of the road with safety marshals working strategic areas of the circuit. This event is a 1.5km circuit taking in some of the best sights in Bournemouth, the course has both technical areas and long straight sections and should appeal to all types of riders.
In its first year the twilight criterium and is being coupled with their Skyride to give the people of Bournemouth the opportunity to see different elements of inner city cycling.
Westover road regularly hosted the finish of the old Milk race, set in the heart of the seaside town, Malcolm Elliot & Pete Longbottom were both former winners on the gently sloping, downhill sprint finish.
This is hopefully the first of many years in the development of Cycling Events in Bournemouth.
18:00 3/4 Women Only Band 4 2nd, 3rd, 4th 34km / 22m £10.00
19:00 E/1/2/3 National B Band 3 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 39km / 25m £10.00
Full Entry Details HERE