British Cycling is inviting venues to tender for hosting the National Road Championships 2014 and 'continue to raise the bar for the event'.
The 2013 National Road Championships weekend is just a few weeks away, taking place in Glasgow from June 20th to 23r – the first time in history that the racing will take place in the heart of a major city as well as the first time that the National Time Trial Championships has been incorporated into the same weekend of racing.
According to BC, this is indicative of the increased profile of the event and the direction the championships have taken in recent years.
British Cycling’s Cyclesport and Membership Director, Jonny Clay, goes into more detail: “After bringing the men’s and women’s events under one umbrella a few years ago, British Cycling put the National Road Championships out to tender for the first time for the 2013 event, which will also be the first year that the Time Trial is contested alongside the Road Race.
"These developments, as well as the generation of riders competing who have risen to prominence in recent years, demonstrate the evolution and growth of the event.
“The status that the championships now have and the calibre of riders who contest them make the National Road Championships into a compelling major event proposition for any town, city or region looking to establish itself as a host of major sporting events.”
Interested venues can head to www.britishcycling.org.uk/nrc2014 for more information and to find contact details for the British Cycling Cycle Sport department for those wishing to have an informal conversation about what’s involved in hosting the championships.
The 2014 National Road Championships incorporates the men’s and women’s Time Trial Championships and Road Race Championships and is scheduled to take place on 26 June and 29 June 2014 respectively. Tender applications for the 2014 championships remain open until 1 July 2013 with the winning bid anticipated to be announced in September 2013.
More details on the tender process to host the National Road Championships beyond 2014 will be published in due course, with details of the 2015 process expected later this year.