Nearly a year on from hosting an unforgettable stage of the Tour of Britain, Redcar & Cleveland will host this year’s British national road championships this summer.

In addition to the championships (Wednesday 21 – Sunday 25 June), Redcar & Cleveland will also play host to an additional round of this year’s men’s and women’s National Road Series on Sunday 1 October. The East Cleveland Classic will become the final round of each series, further adding to what will be a memorable year of cycling in the region, following the announcement that it will also host a stage of this year’s Women’s Tour – the Tour of Britain’s sister race – last week.

Champion-elect Gonzalo Serrano (Movistar Team) pipped home favourite Tom Pidcock to win stage four of last year’s Tour as Redcar & Cleveland hosted the UK’s biggest cycle race for the first time.

The championships will begin one day earlier than usual with the time trials on Wednesday 21 June. Further details of the route will be released in due course. Ethan Hayter will be looking for his third consecutive title in the elite men’s category, while the absence of Joss Lowden, who is expecting her first child, will mean a new champion will be crowned in the elite women’s event.

Redcar will host the circuit races on the Friday night (23 June). Josie Nelson and Matt Bostock will be hoping to retain their national circuit race titles, having picked up their first elite national titles in Kirkcudbright last summer.

The championships will then conclude with the road races, which will start and finish in Saltburn on Sunday 25 June. The route will take in the picturesque seafront town before heading out to tackle the challenging local terrain. Alice Towers won her debut national champions’ jersey in Castle Douglas last year after a solo breakaway, while 10-time Tour of Britain stage winner Mark Cavendish delighted the local crowd by sprinting to victory in the men’s race.