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Cycling Grand Prix returns to this Lancashire park

Cycling Grand Prix returns to this Lancashire park

Josh Whitehead was the winner of the 2021 Lancaster GP Excitement is building ahead of a top sporting event coming to a Lancashire park next…

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Josh Whitehead was the winner of the 2021 Lancaster GP Excitement is building ahead of a top sporting event coming to a Lancashire park next month.

On Sunday July 17 Williamson Park in Lancaster will once again be the venue for the Lancaster Grand Prix, which will see some of the country’s best cyclists tackle a gruelling route through the beautiful countryside of the Forest of Bowland.

Part of British Cycling’s National Road Series, it’s the third instalment of the event, but for the first time it will also feature a women’s race.

Starting and finishing at the iconic Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park, the action will begin at 9am when the field of elite women take on six laps of the nine mile circuit.

Then, at 2pm, the men’s race will take place over the same circuit, but featuring ten laps.

A big screen in Williamson Park will live stream the whole event and there will also be entertainment throughout the day including a bouncy castle, face painting, live music , extreme mountain biking, giant bubbles, bbq, licensed bar and concessions stalls.

The race organisers have put the event together in association with British Cycling, Lancaster City Council and Lancashire County Council.Chair of the race organising committee and former President of the UCI and British Cycling, Brian Cookson, said: “Once again the cream of Great Britain’s elite cyclists will be taking on the tough challenge of 100 miles of beautiful Lancashire countryside, and we are particularly proud that this edition of the Lancaster Grand […]

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