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Behind the scenes with Team Breeze

Part 2 - Team Breeze at the HSBC UK | National Road Championships

The Women’s Race

The 2018 HSBC UK | National Road Championships road races will be held in Northumberland, England on Sunday 1 July.

Team Breeze will be competing for the elite women’s coveted national champions’ jersey alongside a number of other riders from the Great British Cycling Team including Dani Rowe, Dame Sarah Storey and Elinor Barker to name a few.

The riders from Team Breeze racing are:

Megan Barker

Ellie Dickinson

Abbie Dentus

Jessica Roberts

Jenny Holl

Becky Raybould

Rhona Callandar

Whatever the outcome of this year’s women’s road race, a new national champion will be crowned - with the 2017 champion Lizzie Deignan absent due to the upcoming birth of her first child. Another notable absentee is Olympic and world gold medallist Katie Archibald, who is injured and unable to race.

The Course

The road race will start and finish in the picturesque village of Stamfordham, situated around 20km west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The women’s race will be in the morning over 106km – consisting of three laps of the long route (see map above). Spectators are invited to watch the action unfold in what promises to be a spectacular weekend of cycling and festival fun.

The schedule

Sunday 1 July

8:45am – Women’s road race starts

How to follow

  • Live streaming will be available on the British Cycling’s Facebook page and website from 11:00am on Sunday 1 July. 
  • The road race action will be broadcast on ITV, with highlights of the women’s road race.
  • Follow @BritishCycling on Twitter for race updates and on our Instagram for behind the scenes stories on Sunday