British Cycling has chosen Beverley, East Yorkshire, to host the 2008 National Elite Circuit Race Championships. The announcement comes less than five months since the 2007 National Road Cycling Championships in the town were cancelled because of flooding.
The event will take place around the medieval town centre on the evening of Friday, August 1, 2008. On Sunday, August 3, the East Yorkshire Classic road race, one of twelve events in British Cycling’s Premier Calendar, will take 120 racers around the Yorkshire Wolds before the traditional finishing circuit in Molescroft.
In 2006, Beverley was the start and finish point for the men’s and women’s national road racing championships. The events were due to be held again in the summer of 2007 but were called off because of the widespread flooding in the East Riding, much of which affected the road race course.