The 2018 HSBC UK National Cyclo-Cross Championships will be live streamed, British Cycling has confirmed.
The championships, which will take place in Sunderland’s Hetton Lyons Country Park from Saturday January 13th to Sunday 14th, will see riders go head-to-head in the battle to be crowned national champion, and will be live streamed on British Cycling’s website and Facebook page.
The coverage will commence with the under-23 women’s championship race on Sunday at 09:30am culminating with the elite men’s championship race starting at 2:30pm.
The decision follows the success of last year’s live streaming of the National Circuit Championships in Sheffield, which attracted over 110,000 viewers across the event.
“The popularity of cyclo-cross continues to grow in Britain,” said British Cycling’s director of cycling Jonny Clay. “It’s fantastic that we are now able to take the discipline to an even greater audience by streaming this year’s action live on British Cycling’s website and social media channels.
“At British Cycling we want to inspire more people to get on their bikes and that’s why it is so important that we invest in our national championships and make them an event that riders, spectators and viewers will remember.
“We know that cyclo-cross is a hugely entertaining sport to watch and with the strength of the field and a fantastic course we wanted to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy a great spectacle and be inspired to attend another event or take up the sport themselves in the future.”