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Luke Nolan (Cycology Sunwise) wins the men's title in 2016

Luke Nolan (Cycology Sunwise) wins the men’s title in 2016

The Criterium is a 1km circuit race around closed roads in Winchester City Centre and for this year, the U16 and senior events will also incorporate the South Region Circuit Race Championships. Riders will start at the top of the High Street, turn left onto St Thomas’ St, 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!

You can see photos of this year’s event on our Facebook page.

Here is the schedule of races* and Rider Manual 2017:

11:05 –  Under 8/10 (6 mins + 2 laps)

11:25 –  Under 12 (10 mins + 3 laps)

11.50 –  Under 14  (16 mins + 3 laps)

12:20 –  Cat 3/4  (32 mins + 5 laps)

12:30 –  Podium presentations

Races incorporating the South Region Circuit Race Championships:

13:10 –  Under 16 Girls  (20 mins + 3 laps)

13:45 –  Under 16 Boys (20 mins + 3 laps)

14:20 –  Elite and Cat 1/2/3/4 (Women)  (36 mins + 5 laps)

15:15 –  Elite and Cat 1/2/3 race (Men)  (52 mins + 5 laps)

16:20 –  Podium presentations

Riders must enter online in the appropriate category via the British Cycling website and selection and 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 chances of gaining a place in Winchester.

Unsure about categories and licenses? Read all the background information on the British Cycling website or contact us if any final queries. See you there!