Sheffield Grand Prix
Wednesday 20th July 2016
HMT is delighted to announce we are the title sponsors of the support race at the Sheffield Grand Prix.
The race will return once again on Wednesday 20th July 2016 for the fifth time. The Sheffield Grand Prix will offer the 5th round of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series, and will also incorporate a 3rd and 4th category support race, which are open to both male and female riders.
You can expect an evening of fantastic racing, complemented by superb entertainment for all the family and cycling fans. It also won’t cost you a penny to take in all the action as it happens, so you are free to make your way to the race village for a day of exciting cycling, which will include all top domestic professional teams.
The live commentary will start at 6.30pm and the final presentations will be held at approximately 9.25pm.
The HMT Hospitals Classic Support race will start promptly at 7pm. The race will feature talented riders from various local clubs and teams. While a winner will undoubtedly be difficult to predict, the race will be set at a fast pace from start to finish. Last year’s winner, Thomas Pidcock, has since moved up a level and will this year participate in the elite race.
All riders will travel anticlockwise around the course and, on leaving the start, will travel down Pinstone Street, left via Sweet Peaks Corner and onto Furnival Gate, down to the roundabout and a sweep left on Arundel Gate past Sheffield Hallam University. Each rider will then turn left at Crucible Theatre before making their way up Norfolk Street. From here on, the riders will cycle on the Cocker & Carr cobbled section, turning right onto Surrey Street before complete one full lap, which is 1.4kms, before returning to the finish area on Pinstone Street.
HMT is proud to support a number of fantastic cycling events across the UK, with the aim of encouraging the local communities to pick up a bike and start cycling. Our aim is to provide the public with fun activities that will not only boost their health and fitness levels, but will bring people together to celebrate a sport and city.
For more information on the Sheffield Grand Prix, please visit www.sheffieldgrandprix.com.