The Isle of Man will be the proud host of the British Cycling National Road Championships in 2017. The Island is looking forward to welcoming the cycling fans and competitors to its shores for the most prestigious event in the British road racing calendar.
Past winners of the British Nationals include Manxmen Mark Cavendish MBE and Peter Kennaugh MBE. The event has a star-studded history with champions such as Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ian Stannard and Geraint Thomas MBE. The women's past champions include Lizzie Armitstead, Laura Trott CBE and the Isle of Man's Marie Purvis. The current title holders are Hannah Barnes and Adam Blythe.
The setting for what promises to be a dramtic road race is the iconic Isle of Man TT Race Course with the women completing one lap and the men two laps. Viewing and vantage points around the course are superb. The varied terrain has a tough climb to the Island's highest peak Snaefell, fast desents and flat stretches with a multiple lap finishing circuit passing the TT Grandstand start/finish line.
The 2017 Men's and Women's national Road Race Championship is scheduled to take place on Sunday 25th June, with the Time Trial taking place on Thursday 22nd June and a Mass Participation Sportive planned for Saturday 24th June.