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INTERVIEW: Everything you need to know about Lancaster’s big cycling road race

INTERVIEW: Everything you need to know about Lancaster's big cycling road race

Josh Whitehead, winner of the 2021 Lancaster Grand Prix cycling race Beyond Radio has been chatting to the race director of the Lancaster Grand Prix…

Tuesday, Jul 12

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Josh Whitehead, winner of the 2021 Lancaster Grand Prix cycling race Beyond Radio has been chatting to the race director of the Lancaster Grand Prix cycling road race coming to the city this Sunday (July 17).

Williamson Park will be the venue as 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 pedal off 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 10 laps.

LISTEN to our interview with Professor Phil Leigh, race director HERE 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, barbecue, 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.To allow the race to take place safely there will be a rolling road closure along the route, with an expert escort team from Lancashire Constabulary.From the junction with Bay Horse Road to the junction with Little Fell Lane, Proctor Moss Road will be fully closed […]

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