National Junior Men’s Road Race starts 10:45 and finishes around 13:20
National Junior Women’s Road Race starts 14:10 and finishes around 16:45
The British Cycling National Junior Championships for Men and Women will be decided on Oxfordshire roads, with the race starting and finishing in Wallingford town centre.
A peloton of up to 120 riders and 50 support vehicles will make up a special race convoy. At the end of the races the newly crowned National Champions will be presented their special striped National Champion Jerseys in the historic town centre. Previous top three riders in this race, which was first held in 1953, include Mark Cavendish, Geraint Thomas and Ian Stannard, all now international stars and Olympians.
The Junior Men (aged 16-18 yrs) will cover a distance of 118 km in their race and the Junior Woman (aged 16-18 yrs) will cover 86 km. Both races will involve circuits in the Chiltern Hills before heading back into Wallingford to be greeted by expected the huge crowds predicted. The races are a real stepping stone for those riders who want to go and do major things in the sport but will also act as further inspiration to the people of Wallingford and Oxfordshire to get out on their bikes a little more.