Roads to be closed as cycle Grand Prix returns to city

British Cycling Elite Circuit Series Sheffield GP and National Women's Circuit Championships in Sheffield, June 2012
British Cycling Elite Circuit Series Sheffield GP and National Women's Circuit Championships in Sheffield, June 2012
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Top cycle racing returns to Sheffield city centre this month.

Following a successful debut last year, the Claremont Sheffield Grand Prix will be held on Wednesday, July 24.

City centre roads will be closed to allow professional riders to race around a circuit for about an hour. The finish area will be on Pinstone Street.

The final round of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series incorporates the Browns British Cycling Women’s National Road Race Series. The women’s race starts at 7pm and the men’s at 8.30pm.

Backed by Claremont Private Hospital, the free event brings world class cycling to the city centre ahead of next year’s Tour de France.

Claremont Hospital Director Andy Davey said: “The evening will be full of action-packed cycle racing and is sure to provide a great night’s entertainment both for the family and cycling fans.

“It is great timing, too, given that Sheffield CycleBoost has recently launched a new campaign aiming to get 1,000 extra people to take to two wheels in the city this year. Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular hobby in Sheffield.”