Competitive Cycling in the UK

The British Road Cycling Championships are the annual cycling event that awards the title of champion of the United Kingdom. The winners have the right to wear the British champion jersey for a year, as is the case with the world champion.

History

From 1943 to 1958, two bodies – the British League of Racing Cyclists (BLRC) and the National Cyclists’ Union (NCU) – organized Championships at the same time. From 1946 the BLRC was divided into two competitions, an amateur race, and an “”independent”” championship, for semi-professional runners.

BLRC created the women’s championship in 1947 and NCU in 1959.

In 1959, the two organizations merged, creating the British Cycling Federation, and from 1959 to 1995, separate men’s championships were organized for amateurs and professionals. In 1997, a Test against time was added to the online race. European Athletics Indoor Championships, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Glasgow will host over 600 athletes from 50 nations on the slopes of the city’s Emirates Arena for the 35th European Indoor Athletics Championship.

This is a one in a million race, and it can stop the traffic of the city while energetic women, complete with aprons, running through all Olney streets. This tradition presumably started in the fifteenth century when one of the local housewives heard while making Fat Tuesday pancakes, the sound of the bell calling for the gathering to the church. In a hurry, he ran to the church carrying his frying pan and its contents. The route is almost 380 meters long, and pancakes need to be rolled in the air from the beginning to the end of the run.

  • Gymnastics World Cup, Birmingham, England

The Gymnastics World Cup will take place at Birmingham’s Genting Arena in March, with some of the world’s greatest gymnasts competing so they can win this most prestigious title.

  • Isle of Wight Walking Festival, South England

The famous Walking Festival of the Isle of Wight has a dense program with walks suitable for beginners or advanced and all ages. Many locals and visiting hikers will explore the island’s trails, including limestone cliffs and rolling hills, dunes and pebble beaches, crowded towns and sleeping villages with thatched-roof cottages.

  • London Marathon

This London Marathon called Virgin Money, is a unique event to become a part of, as both a participant or even a spectator.

  • Tour de Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England

This cycling race that lasts three days began in May 2015 in Yorkshire as a side event linked to the significant success of the 2014 Tour de France visit to the county.

  • Cycling across the UK

The following series of women’s events took place in 2012, in seven locations across the country: Wiltshire, Cheshire, East Sussex, Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Warwickshire, and Cornwall. The ground courses are demanding, but not too hard or long, so even beginners should be able to challenge them with a little practice. The running races are promoted by Victoria Pendleton, who is an Olympic gold medalist and were held in 2011for the first time. There is 1,000 blue in every event. * Entry costs attract 38 per 40 km of roads (all locations) and 42 for longer routes (between mo and 80 km); dates for some of the regular sites are already confirmed for 2013.

  • Good Friday meeting, south London

The iconic Herne Hill vel identify-home of the 1948 London Olympic track-hosts a big Easter rally, held for the first time in 1903. The match has always attracted great foreign riders, as well as a steady stream of well-known riders, including Bradley Finngins (photo above, competing on Herne Hill in 2007). Club runners can also enter, for the opportunity to compete against some top names.