Otley Cycle Races is an annual Yorkshire cycling event which this year consisted of five events;
- The Nuflex Muscles & Joints Gels Otley Women's GP
- The Triton Construction Super Prestige Youth Race (for under 16s)
- The WGC Landscapes Lads and Lasses Otley Bike Race (for under 14s)
- The Chevin Cycles Classic Race
- The 2013 MAS Design Consultants Otley GP
The race circuit is a mile and a half long with a steep climb up Burras Lane shortly after the start line. Riders hit speeds of up to 50 mph as they descend the downhill section of Gay Lane.
The event attracts cyclists from up and down the country along with a huge number of spectators who simply want to enjoy watching this prestigious evening in the pretty market town of Otley.
Riders packed close together after the descent of Gay Lane
Determination and strength powering towards the line!
120 cyclists powering around the circuit for the main race
Big crowds as always in Yorkshire supporting the riders
Leading riders of the ladies race
Elinor Barker, winner of the ladies race
For more information about Otley Cycle Races visit: http://www.otleycycleraces.co.uk/
Yorkshire is a fantastic place for cycling as we have such a wide range of challenging routes for avid cyclists and some flat pleasurable routes for the less experienced riders.
Yorkshire is looking forward to hosting the Tour De France in 2014. It will be a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful county as people enjoy the biggest sporting event in the world!
For more details visit: http://letour.yorkshire.com/