The Skipton Cycle Races were back for a fourth year in 2018, on Wednesday 11th July, as the Yorkshire Housing Skipton Cycle Races. The elite race was part of the HSBC UK National Circuit Series.
Whether you were riding, watching children or grand-children in the fun races or youth races, or spectating, it was an exciting evening out in Skipton!
|6-6.30pm||Under 12 fun races|
|6.45-7.30pm||U14 and U16 Youth races|
|8-9.15pm||HSBC National Circuit Series elite men's race|
U12 fun race full, sorry.
A fast, thrilling, anti-clockwise 1km lap starting and finishing on Skipton's broad High St., as visited by Le Grand Départ and the Tour de Yorkshire.
An anti-clockwise 1km circuit with less than 10m of climb per lap.
The race starts at the top of the High Street in front of Skipton Town Hall.
It swings left at the large roundabout and down towards the canal bridge.
Left onto Water Street for a level run to Coach St., then over the hump-back bridge and the 'wrong way' down Coach St (normally a one-way street).
Left again onto Swadford Street and the lowest part of the course before two more lefts and the gentle climb up High St. to complete the lap.
Declared best place to live in Britain in 2014, and in the top 50 again in 2015, Skipton's historic buildings and castle make a wonderful setting for the races. A spectator-friendly course with broad pavements and many possible viewing points.
Skipton accomodated thousands of spectators for Le Grand Départ, and previous Skipton Cycle Races, and offers a warm welcome to visitors.
Entertainment will be provided on the night, as in previous years, more details soon!
Information will be available here and on the Craven DC website nearer the time of the event.
This website was developed by Craven District Council as part of the legacy of Le Grand Départ.