SIXTY of Yorkshire’s top riders will take to the North Yorkshire roads this Thursday as British Cycling returns to the county for the second round of the North Yorkshire Evening Road Race League.
Hot on the heels of the Tour de Yorkshire, racing enthusiasts from a range of cycling clubs will start the race from Cundall Manor School before heading around a fast-paced course taking in Norton-le-Clay, Milby and Thornton Manor.
The race is expected to be an exciting and fast-paced affair with speeds averaging over 25mph and with a field of 60 category 3 and 4 riders. The organisers, Moonglu Cycling Club, are encouraging people to carry on with the county’s famed enthusiasm for the sport and to come down and cheer on the competitors.
Moonglu Cycling Club Race Event organiser, Paul Shears said: “”We are a new club and really excited to be given this great opportunity to put on this race. Ripon is a true cycling city and the surrounding area is full of cyclists of all abilities. As a club we want to promote all sides of this great sport and this race is a great opportunity to do so.”
Cundall Manor School will play host to both of the Moonglu CC events. Marketing Manager for the school, Paul Swalwell, said: “We are very proud to play host to the event. It will be a fabulous experience for some of our pupils to see a fast-moving peloton compete right on the school’s doorstep.”
He added: “For some of the rider’s it will be a return to their former school and we will certainly be cheering them on.”
The event will be refereed by British Cycling who will provide commissaries and have TM traffic management providing assistance on the roads.
The first round was a fiercely paced race around the Pennypot circuit hosted by Ilkley Cycling Club. Jamie Tweddell from FTR Milltag claiming the top prize and the all-important 15 points.
To find out more about the North Yorkshire Evening Road Race League event or the Moonglu Cycling Club, visit the club’s website at www.moonglucc.club or follow the club’s new Twitter page @MoongluCC.