Guildford Town Centre Races


7th July 2021 Guildford Town Centre Races Returns

 

We are pleased to announce that after long discussions with both Guildford Borough Council and the south east regional team at British Cycling that we plan to hold the Guildford Town Centre Races on Wednesday 7th July 2021. We have strong support from a great group of sponsors and without their additional support the event would not have been able to reach this stage so many thanks to Hamptons International, Motion, Red Bull and Sigma Sport for their support. 

Obviously, there is much water to go under the bridge in the coming weeks leading up to the event dependent on things in the outside world and the country's continued navigation out of this pandemic but in the meantime entries are now open on the British Cycling website here with an event structure that is expected to be the same as we have had for many years.

More details to follow and we look forward to your support...

 

The Event

A highlight of the Guildford Festival each year, the races are fought out by the country’s top road racers. This is guaranteed to bring a fast and hard-fought main event on Guildford’s notoriously tough course, with its cobbled climb up the High Street and tight, narrow corners out of North Street.  As well as the main event a programme of supporting events is also offered including the ever popular ‘youngsters’ race where many top cyclists of the future get their first opportunity to ride in such a big event. The biggest applause is often saved for the smallest riders!


Results

The 2019 results from all of the races can be found here


The Races

There will be six races throughout the evening as follows:

 

6.15pm - Youth Criteriums - U8 (Youth E) 

6.25pm - Youth Criteriums - U12/U10 (Youth C & D) 

6.40pm - Youth Criteriums - U16/U14 (Youth A & B) 

7.00pm - 'Local Heroes' Criterium (3rd Cat Only - Regional B)  

7.30pm - Women's Criterium E/1/2/3/4 

8.00pm - Men's Criterium (E/1/2 - National B)