Do you think the Newark Town Centre Race will bring a welcomed increase in visitors to the town?
Some of Britain’s top cyclists visited Newark Market Place to promote the Newark Town Centre Race, which is planned to take place this summer.
British cyclist Ed Clancy, three-time Olympic champion, joined Newark Town Mayor Lisa Geary and Newark and Sherwood District Council Chairman Penny Rainbow, to promote the event.
The district council is working alongside Generation Pro Cycling Events to deliver a summer evening of fast paced cycle racing, acting as the finale to the British Cycling National Circuit Series.
The series also features races in Barnsley and Sheffield and the winner of the whole series will be awarded their trophy in Newark.
The race in Newark, which will take place around the town centre on Friday 29 July, will take riders around a 1.2km circuit snaking around the town travelling on Kirkgate, Middlegate, Stodman Street, Castlegate, Lombard Street, Cartergate, Bridge Street and through the cobbled market square.
An estimated 3,000 spectators will descend on the town for what could be a nail-biting end to the cycling series.
Newark rider Isabel Darvill will line up with her Pro-Noctis Rotor Redchilli Bikes Heidi Kjeldsen team mate and reigning National Circuit Race Champion Jo Tindley.
Last year’s National Series winner Matthew Gibson will lead his WiV SunGod team taking on the likes of former world tour stars Alex Peters (formerly Team Sky), Harry Tanfield and their Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling comrades.
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Also in Newark, on Sunday, May 15, the Newark Castle Sportive event will take place in the town.