British Cycling Grand Prix

Date: 07/08/11
- Preston

in Preston City Centre

Elite cycling came to Preston on Sunday, as the city centre was transformed into a racing track for the Grand Prix and Recreational Cycling Show. 

The event provided an opportunity for the public to see some of the country's top pro cyclists compete on a fast tight, kilometre city course, and Jonny went along to see what all the fuss was about.


The circuit was the battleground for the final round of the British Cycling Elite Men's Circuit Race Series, won by Ian Wilkinson. But after more than 40 minutes of high speed competition, it was Rapha Condor rider, Dean Downing who took the over all British Cycling Elite Circuits title with 249 points in the cyclist rankings.

Racing is often a spectator sport, but families were themselves incouraged to take part in the circuit ride, where they were given the opportunity to try their hand (or legs) at the city course on their own bikes.

The Recreational Cycling Show took part under the market place, with advice and practicle information being given out to members of the public.