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2016 British Cycling National Circuit Race Championships in Birmingham


July 28, 2016
12:00 pmto11:00 pm

The National Circuit Race Championships is one of the pinnacle events on the calendar in the UK and attracts the country’s best circuit racers. The championships will be free to spectators and will also be broadcast live on television offering a significant opportunity to drive local economic impact and exposure.

The racing route for the Championships will be: Broad Street > Granville Street > Holliday Street > Bridge Street, with the start and finish line positioned at the junction of Broad Street and Berkley Street. Therefore some road restrictions will be in place commencing from 12:00 on 28th July 2016.  Access/egress for businesses will be maintained for as long as possible but from 17:00 there will be no vehicle movement on the route.  Up until this time controlled access for deliveries and egress from car parks will be permitted.

The format of the racing is as follows:

*Please note all timings are approximate at this stage and subject to change.

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What is the event?

The National Circuit Race Championships is the highlight of the national elite circuit Road racing calendar in the UK. The championships is fiercely contested by the country’s top professional riders and is open to elite British riders. There is a separate male and female race both of which are contested over 50 minutes plus 5 laps making the total duration of each approximately one hour.  In total 14 teams plus independent riders will take part in the 2016 event, 92 male riders and 48 female.

The event will be managed by British Cycling Events Ltd.

What races are taking place?

The women’s race is due to start at 18:30 and the men’s race at 20:00

What road restrictions will be in place?

The races will see the following road restrictions until approximately 23:00

12:00 – Granville & Holliday Street

12:30 – Broad & Bridge Street

Controlled access for business purposes will be permitted up until 17:00 hours, vehicles parked in car parks around the circuit will be able to leave before up until 17:15 or wait until the road restrictions are lifted. Residents who return from work on 28th July are kindly asked to make alternative parking arrangements (see offer below).

What are the street parking restrictions?

Metred parking bays on the following roads will be suspended from 00:00 on Thursday 28th July.

An exclusive parking offer will be available at Broadway Plaza multi storey, 220 Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham, B16 8LP. The cost will be £3 for 24 hours on entering code 8921 at point of payment.

Are there alternative bus routes?

Services 9,22,23/A,24,29/A,120,127,128,140,141 to Birmingham that use Broad St from Sheepcote Street towards Paradise Circus (and vice versa) should be caught at Sheepcote St on evening of 28th July.

Services 22, 23, 24, 29 from Birmingham divert by Smallbrook Queensway, 2nd exit Holloway Head, continue Bath Row, left Wheeleys Lane, right Islington Row, left Calthorpe Road to normal line of route.

How will taxi ranks be affected?

The road closures will restrict the movement of taxis around the city centre with 3 ranks in particular blocked in and no access to Broad Street. These are on Oozells Street next to Deutsche Bank and 24 hr Taxi ranks at the top of Bridge St and Granville St.  Alternative taxi ranks are available on Broad Street just beyond the Sheepcote Street junction.



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