British Cycling’s Premier Calendar Road Race series has undergone a couple of amendments in the last week.
Two events, the Five Valleys Road Race and the Havant Grand Prix, have had to be cancelled due to organisational difficulties. British Cycling would like to thank the organisers of both events for their efforts in promoting these events, both of which have become highly respected and long-standing fixtures within the series.
However, the previously postponed Tour of Pendle will now go ahead and will replace the Havant GP on 13th August. The Tour of Pendle will be this year’s seventh counting event in the Premier Calendar series followed one week later by the final series event the Tour of the Peak.
British Cycling’s Competition and Events Manager, Jonny Clay, said:
“Although the loss of these events is disappointing for all concerned, it is in the nature of promoting at this level that problems are encountered from time to time. We are very pleased that the earlier postponed Tour of Pendle will fill one of the newly vacated dates. With the series now being televised on cycling.tv and Eurosport, we believe that the Premier Calendar is going to enjoy an enhanced profile, which should attract both new sponsors and organisers keen to run events of this stature.”
A newly formed workgroup will be meeting for the first time in a few weeks to look at further developing the series over the coming years.