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Medway to host national cycling competition

Thu 14 February 2019, 1:21 pm

Medway will take centre stage for British Cycling’s 2019 HSBC UK National Circuit Championships in July.

Rochester will host the one-day event, which will see the country’s top male and female cyclists race through the ancient town, in what is a highlight of the racing calendar, drawing thousands of spectators. 

Medway hosted a stage of the Tour de France in 2007 and has invested in over 70 miles of cycling routes, including a new BMX track.

Medway Council's leader, Alan Jarrett, said: “We are delighted that British Cycling has awarded Medway the honour of hosting the 2019 HSBC UK National Circuit Championships. 

“The historic town of Rochester has the most incredible sights, from a Norman castle, cathedral [built in 1080], river esplanade and a beautiful Victorian cobbled high street [used] by Charles Dickens and now, millions of visitors each year. 

Jarrett added that Rochester "will provide a spectacular and an exhilarating course for both the men’s and women’s races”.

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