Roaring Success as Saltburn Celebrates Hosting The British National Road Cycling Championships

by | Jun 26, 2023 | Saltburn News | 0 comments

During the last week, cyclists were competing in the final leg of the British championships, which ended near Saltburn Bank.

In total, the ladies that competed did 7 laps of an 18.8km looped course, in which the men did 10 laps of the same looped course. Meaning that the ladies covered 132km, and the men 189km.

The 22% incline of Saltburn Bank, and the tight bends saw cyclists pushed to their limits in hot conditions in which large crowds roared them on.

Fred Wright was victorious in the mens race, in which James Knox was runner-up and Stephen Williams finished in third position.

Fred Wright said:

“I still can’t believe it, to be honest. I knew I had some of the best legs I’ve ever had today and it was so special to cross the line,”

“I still imagined in my head, you know, 200 metres to go, ‘he’s going to come flying past me!’.

It’s being able to wear the stripy jersey and then also for the rest of my career,

I’ll have a little GB logo on my jersey as well. It means a lot to win this and I can’t wait for the next year.” 

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Chris Taylor

Is one of the local website volunteers, who is a keen photographer and loves taking a stroll along the beach with his camera taking photos of the sunset.