Starting and finishing at the iconic Ashton Memorial, the action will kick off at 11am when the riders leave for an 11 lap, 100-mile journey, through the beautiful countryside of the Lancaster district.
Up to 140 riders are expected to take part in the race, which is a round of the HSBC British Cycling Elite Men’s Road Series.
From the start line competitors will leave Williamson Park via the Wyresdale Road entrance before heading down to Quernmore Road via Grab Lane.
It’s then a short pedal onto Postern Gate Lane, through Quernmore and up to Procter Moss Road and back to Grab Lane via Little Fell Lane and Langthwaite Road. They’ll then undertake the gruelling route a further 10 times, before finishing the race under the gaze of the Ashton Memorial at around 3pm.
A map of the course can be found below or download our information booklet (PDF, 9.4MB) for full timings and route.
To allow the race to take place safely there will be a rolling road closure along the route. In addition there will be a number of road closures at specific times, as shown below.
|Road closed||Length closed||Closure time/duration||Diversion|
|Procter Moss Road, Ellel||From its junction with Hazel Rigg Lane to its junction with Bay Horse Road.||9am hours to 5pm hours (whole event)||Bay Horse Road – Five Lane Ends – Stoney Lane – A6 Main Road –
Hazelrigg Lane and vice versa.
|Wyresdale Road, Lancaster||From its junction with Grab Lane to a point outside the entrance to Williamson Park.||
Approx 11am hours for a maximum duration of 30 minutes at the start of the race.
Approx 3pm for a maximum duration of 30 minutes at the end of the race.
|Wyresdale Road – Quernmore Road – Grab Lane and vice versa.|
During the race, there will also be a temporary 40mph speed limit (PDF, 1.4MB) in place for some of the roads on the route.