The SE Division Youth Road Racing Championships are to be held on Sunday 11 July at a brand new circuit of closed roads around the parish of Horton Kirby and South Darenth.
Tucked into the Kent countryside right by the M20/M25 junction, the circuit is 6.76km long and has ‘a bit of a climb’ on it so organisers estimate 13 to 16 minutes a lap. The races are also the Final Round of BC National Youth Circuit series so a quality field is expected and many riders from all over the country will be leaving for the Achterveld youth tour immediately after.
Entry on the line is available, though organisers say numbers are building quickly and start places are limited, so an early entry is a good idea – it’ll be cheaper too.
Prizes include sets of Michelin tyres, packs from JP Fruit Importers Ltd, equipment from Pro Accessories UK and TorQ Bars but the real local contest will be for the SE Champions jerseys and medals, plus the last gasp chance of a top points score in the national circuit series.
The event is supported by the police and Parish and District Councils and billed as a day for all the family: There’s a village fund-raiser ride after the races in which club riders can join for £3 and anyone who fancies themselves as a useful rider can book a place at the front of the bunch to see if 30 minutes is long enough to get in three laps.
u8 : 3.5km : 10:00
u10 boys, u12 girls : 6.25 : 10:34
u12 boys, u14 girls : 13.5km : 10:30 : SE Division Championship
u14 boys, u16 girls : 20km : 11:19 : SE Division Championship
u16 boys, Junior Women : 35km : 11:15 : SE Division Championship