Newark Town Centre Races

The District Council is working alongside Generation Pro Cycling Events to deliver a summer evening of fast paced cycle racing, acting as the finale to the British Cycling National Circuit Series. The series also features races in Barnsley and Sheffield and the winner of the whole series will be awarded their trophy in Newark.

The race in Newark, which will take place around the town centre on Friday 29 July, will take riders around a 1.2km circuit snaking around the town travelling on Kirk Gate, Middlegate, Stodman Street, Castlegate, Lombard Street, Cartergate, Bridge Street and through the cobbled market square.

An estimated 3,000 spectators will descend on the town for what could be a nail-biting end to the cycling series.

Local Newark rider Isabel Darvill will line up with her Pro-Noctis - Rotor - Redchilli Bikes - Heidi Kjeldsen women’s cycling team, and reigning National Circuit Race Champion Jo Tindley. Last year’s National Series winner Matthew Gibson will lead his WiV SunGod team taking on the likes of former world tour stars Alex Peters (formerly Team Sky), Harry Tanfield and their Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling comrades.

The opening ceremony for the event will take place at 4pm followed by a community ride for local cyclists and businesses with races for younger age groups and amateurs to follow. The main event will start at 7.30pm for the women’s race followed by the men’s race at 8:45pm.

The mixture of surfaces will provide all riders with an exciting challenge on this twisty, technical and fast circuit which will encourage frenetic and thrilling racings all night long.

With the route being within the town centre, a number of roads will have to be closed. Alternative routes will be drawn up by the District Council and these will be shared in due course.

Find out more about the race on the official Newark Town Centre Races website.

This summer the district will also be in a cycling mood as the Tour of Britain returns yet again. The route was announced recently and will go through many of the rural towns and villages in the district.