Newark Town Centre Races

The District Council worked 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 race in Newark took place around the town centre on Friday 29 July, and took 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.

Read more about last year on our website.

Find out more about the event this year on the event website.

28 July 2023 road closures

Whenever the Town Centre Races take place there will be some disruption to roads and access to the Town centre and market place. 

This year, roads will be closed from 3:00pm to 11:00 pm on Friday 28 July.

The roads affected are as follows: 

  • Kirkgate – Its whole length
  • Castle Gate – Its whole length
  • Lombard Street – Its whole length
  • Carter Gate – Its whole length
  • Bridge Street – Its whole length
  • Church Street – Its whole length
  • Stodman Street – Its whole length
  • Market Place – Its whole length
  • Boar Lane – Its whole length
  • Middle Gate – Its whole length
  • Castle Rising
  • St Mark's Lane
  • Saracens Head Yard
  • Beaumont Cross
  • Balderton Gate
  • Bridge Street
  • Royal Market Square
  • Church Walk
  • Wilson Street

Restrictions will also effect Millgate with ‘No access to Castlegate’ at its commencement from Farndon Road, plus manned closure at its conclusion on to Castlegate.

The car park entrance for Asda on Lombard Street will be closed, as will the NCP car park and the bus station. Please contact your local bus operators for details of affected bus routes.

Residents at the East side of Millgate will be directed to Pelham Street by event stewards.

The stewards at the event will endeavour to help anyone affected by these temporary restrictions on the day. If you're unsure, please ask for help.

This year's event timetable

Here's the timeline for the competitive races so you can plan your evening:

  • 4:00pm - The Ceremonial Opening followed by the Newark Crit Community Ride
  • 4:30pm - A Pro AM Sponsors Brompton Relay
  • 5:00pm - Under 12s racing for 15 Minutes
  • 5:30pm - Under 14s racing for 20 Minutes
  • 6:00pm - Under 16s racing for 25 Minutes
  • 6:35pm - Regional / Amateurs race for 45 Minutes
  • 7:30pm – Women’s National Circuit Series Finale 50 mins
  • 8:30pm – Men’s National Circuit Series Finale for 50 mins

We really want to see as many people as possible come down and enjoy the afternoon with us, so see you there!