National Road Race Championships EFGH

Region 4 Greater Manchester and North Staffordshire

LVRC Cycling event LVRC Cycling event
Date 25 Aug 2019 09:30
Category EFGH
Length 55 Miles
HQ Goostrey Village Hall 85C Main Rd Goostrey CW4 8PE map
Start date has passed
Ages 60-64
Ages 65-69
Ages 70-74
Ages 75-79

The intention is to run two races.  Race 1 - Category E (60-64) will start at 9.30am.  Race 2 - Catagories F,G,H (65 upwards) will start at 9.40am.

Unfortunately due to unforseen roadworks we have had to move the course to the Siddington circuit close by.  Headquarters will remain Goostrey Village Hall, but we will leave the HQ at 9.10am and roll to the start (approx 5 miles) behind the lead car, under neutral conditions.

The race will now be 55 miles (5 laps)

The start will be in the village of Lower Withington and will proceed along Trap Street which eventually becomes Giantswood Lane. Continue through Gleadsmoss (Black Swan Pub), continue through Newsbank to Hulme Walfield. Turn left into Smithy Lane. Turn left onto A34.  Continue on A34 through Marton to Siddington crossroads where turn left onto B5392 and continue to Lower Withington Green where the race will fork left for the first 5 laps past the Red Lion Pub to the first left into Trap Street.

After 5 laps the finish will be straight on at Lower Withington Green for approxmiately a mile (same finish line as planned for the previous course).

This course has no real climbs on it.  There are couple of short rises on the A34 to contend with, but that is all.  There are some technical corners and if the wind blows then the course can feel quite exposed in areas.