The Criterium is a 1km circuit race around closed roads in Winchester City Centre which incorporates the South Region Circuit Race Championships within the U16 and Senior races. Riders will start at the top of the High Street, turn left on to St Thomas Street, wind their way past the Cathedral, past the City Council Offices and turn left from Colebrook Street for the long uphill drag to the start/finish line! Visit our Facebook page to see photos from last year and to get a flavour of the event! Entries for the Winchester Criterium 2018 will open early in the new year. A full rider list will be available on the British Cycling website once race selection has been completed. Here is the schedule of races* 11.05 Under 8/10 (6mins + 2 laps) 11.25 Under 12 (10mins + 3 laps) 11.50 Under 14 (16mins + 3 laps) 12.20 Cat 3/4 (32mins + 5 laps) 12.30 Podiums Races incorporating the South Region Circuit Race Championship 13.10 Under 16 Girls (20mins + 3 laps) 13.45 Under 16 Boys (20mins + 3 laps) 14.20 Elite & Cat 1/2/3/4 (Women) (36mins + 5 laps) 15.15 Elite & Cat 1/2/3 (Men) (52mins + 5 laps)
Riders must enter online in the appropriate category via the British Cycling website and selection / acceptance will be inline with the published process which includes first come first served.
Thinking of entering for the first time? Contact your local club for some tips and advice and join them in some training. Have a look for some circuit race events in the Region in the coming months to get some racing under your belt beforehand which will both help you prepare and increase your chance of gaining a place in Winchester.
Unsure about categories and licensing? Read all the background information on the British Cycling website or contact us with any queries. See you there!
*Exact timings are subject to race incident / management on the day. A rider manual will be issued in the 2 weeks before the event. Riders will be briefed on the day as to any final changes.
“Super chuffed to be the Southern U16 Champ for 2017 and have the fastest lap time. Loved every second of @WinchCrit”