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Bishop Auckland Cycle Races Route Route Released.

New for 2014, Velo29 and Durham County Council have added the Bishop Auckland Cycle Races to the North East calendar of major road events. Though not yet part of the Elite Criterium Series, we are carrying all the infrastructure and excitement from our series event to Bishop Auckland, it’s the week after the last race of the short 6 round Elite Men’s series. We expect all the top teams to attend as there are very few opportunities to race at this level and with such a handsome prize pot.

Bishop Auckland

6th August 2014

3/4/J Race – 18:45
50 mins + 5 laps

£500 Prize Fund

E/1/2 Race – 20:00
60 mins + 5 laps

£2,500 Prize Fund

Lap = 840m

£15 Entry

Bishop Auckland Cycle Races | velo29events.

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A MAJOR new cycling road race will take place in a North-East town centre next year.

Durham County Council is working with Guisborough-based company Velo 29 to host the event in Bishop Auckland on August 8, 2014.

It is hoped the event will attract thousands of visitors to the town and give a much-needed boost to the economy.

Organisers hope it will attract elite cyclists and become as popular as the tour series city centre race, which has taken place in Durham City over the past few years.

Speaking at a meeting of Bishop Auckland Town Council on Tuesday, July 30, John Thurlbeck, of Durham County Council, said details were still being finalised but in addition to the race, other activities and entertainment are being planned.

He asked the town council to consider contributing financially to the event, a proposal which will be discussed at the next meeting of the finance committee.

Mayor Councillor David Fleming said: “I think this can only be a positive for the town. It would certainly boost the economy.”

Councillor Sam Zair added: “This has to be fantastic news for Bishop Auckland. I whole-heartedly support this.”

via New cycling road race set to give Bishop Auckland a boost (From The Northern Echo).

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