For those new to the sport, riders are categorised by age, gender and/or ability and compete over a number of laps or within a set time. Each race starts and finishes under the gaze of Barnsley Town Hall in the heart of the town centre, which will also provide an excellent spot for spectators to see many world-class and up-and-coming younger riders.
Spectators can also gather along the entire circuit, which takes in several of the town’s key areas, including the Town Hall, Transport Interchange and Market Hill.
Barnsley Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2TA
The event kicks off at 4.30pm with the Community Ride. Providing an opportunity for you and your family to ride and experience the circuit first hand for up to one hour before the races start. If you are interested in taking part in the Community Ride, be sure to book a place using this link. Places are free and open to children (from age 8) and adults.
An exciting evening of races will then unfold:
Under 12 (Boys & Girls) – 5.30pm (15 mins)
Under 14 & 16 (Boys & Girls) – 6.05pm (20 mins)
Regional A (Adults & Juniors) – 6.40pm (45 mins)
Womens Only (Elites, and all other categories) – 7.40pm (50 mins)
National A (Elite, 1st & 2nd Category entrants) – 8.45pm (50 mins)
Prize ceremonies will take place immediately after each race.
How to get there
Travelling by Car (from the M1)
Exit the M1 at Junction 37. Take the exit for A628 towards Barnsley (signposted for Barnsley FC / Metrodome). Staying in the left-hand lane, follow this road (Dodworth Road) to a large roundabout. Take the second exit on the roundabout (Shambles Street – follow signs for Court House Parking). Bear left onto St Mary’s Parade (at the back of the Town Hall) and staying in the right- hand lane, follow this road to a set of traffic lights. Progress to the next set of lights then turn right onto Old Mill Lane (A635). Take the first right (before the bridge) onto County Way – you will arrive in one of the town’s main car parks (called the Court House Car Park).
Travelling by Bus or Train:
Barnsley Interchange is the town’s main bus and train station and is right next to the event circuit and is within a short walk from the start / finish line.