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A warm welcome from barnsley metropolitan borough Council


Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council are delighted to work alongside Barnsley Road Club and local volunteers to deliver once again the Barnsley Town Centre Races, a huge event within our 2022 civic summer events calendar. 

The night should see thousands of spectators coming into Barnsley on a summers evening, giving the town a much needed economic lift after the effects of the global pandemic. 

The event with a crucial role in both the Mens and Womens British Cycling National Circuit Series, and as such will showcase the best cycling talent, regionally, nationally and maybe some of our domestic international stars.

event organiser

The event organiser is Chris Lawrence -

The event is run entirely by volunteers from Barnsley Road Club, with the support of Team Yorkshire and people from the surrounding area.

Race Headquarters

Race HQ

Digital Media Centre

County Way


S70 2JW

Access via Old Mill Lane only due to traffic restrictions/road closures

rider Parking

Rider Parking

Free Car Parking is available outside of the headquarters. Although event stewards will be present, the Organisers accept no liability for any damage, loss or injury related to access to the headquarters or car park.

We ask that you arrive in good time as Barnsleys Traffic will be very busy on a Friday evening, particularly when the road closures come into effect from 3pm onwards

Race Regulations

The race with be held under the Technical and National Circuit Series regulations of British Cycling, and the specific regulations set out in the 2022 Handbook which is also published on the British Cycling website

Gear Checking

Gear Lengths

If you are a Junior or Youth License holder, you are required to undertake a gear check BEFORE you sign in. You will be given a gear check sticker that is to be presented to the signing in team

Maximum gear measurements are as follows

Junior:                                               7.93m

Youth A:                                            6.93m

Youth B:                                            6.45m

Youth C:                                            6.05m


If your machine is found to be beyond these ranges, then your machine should be restricted sufficiently and brought back for reassessment.

Signing on

Signing on

All event staff, team managers and riders are required to sign on.



Riders must produce a valid 2022 British Cycling racing licence or UCI licence. Please ensure that the licence is signed and an up to date photo is displayed. Fines may be issued if licences are not in order or presented.

Please then sign the entry start sheet, at which point you will be provided with your race numbers. This will consist of 2 large numbers (to be positioned at the lower back / pocket area of your jersey/skin suit). This should not be folded, cut or damaged so they allow the judges the best chance of seeing the number.

A jersey will be positioned next to signing on to demonstrate its acceptable fitment.

If you want the photo finish to pick up your number please adhere to these instructions. Of course, if you’re not bothered about being placed, then you can ignore this!


You will also be given a timing chip. Please bring your own scissors/snips to cut the zip ties you will also receive.  Your race license will not be returned until you return your timing chip, so be very careful with them. You will be fined, in line with BC technical regulations if you do not return your chip.


Signing in closes 60 minutes before your race begins. At this time, any reserves will be allocated a space.



If you are late, then there may be a chance you have lost your place.

Warming up

Please note that there will be no time available to warm up on the actual race circuit. We recommend you use rollers or a turbo trainer. The lead bike will give you a lap and a half sighting lap upon entry to the circuit. Absolutely NO warming up on County Way

Immediately prior to the race

10 minutes before the race starts, you will be asked to gather on Regents Street, and allowed access to the circuit following a briefing by the BC officials. The circuit is technical, and has multiple surfaces to tackle, including paving stones. Please use sensible caution on the circuit, as there are slight lips where the road changes between the variety of surfaces.


A national escort group motorbike will lead your race for a lap and a half to the start line, where shortly before you will be asked to come to a stop. This won’t be long, and the start of the race will be once the commentators lead a count down.


The motorbike will be removed prior to the race beginning.

The circuit

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Race Timing

Race timings

Your race will be held on the following basis

  • Under 12 boys and girls 5:00 pm (15 mins)

  • Under 14  boys and girls 5:30 pm (20 mins)

  • Under 16  boys and girls 6:00 pm (25 mins)

  • Regional A adults and juniors 6:35 pm (45 mins)

  • National Womens Circuit Series, Elites and all other categories 7:30 pm (50 mins)

  • National Circuit Series, National A 8:30 pm (50 mins)

There will be a lap board on the right hand side of the course on the finish line.


We will sound a bell to signify the start of the last lap - NB: This could be instructed at any point during the race.

Laps out & lapped riders

Lapped Riders

THERE ARE NO LAPS OUT in this event. Please make sure that your gears and wheels are adjusted or tightened properly. If you have a mechanical problem then you can receive service from the pits. This will be on the right hand side of the circuit and at the end of the finishing straight

In the event of rider(s) being lapped by the leading group, these lapped rider(s) will continue until three laps to go, where they will be withdrawn and placed, after sprinting for position on the line. 

All riders when retiring from the race, whether individually or as a part of a group, must retire via the Pit Area and in no circumstances cross the finish line again, riders who insist on doing this will be penalised (unless instructed differently). 

Lapped riders must not impede the progress of the lapping riders, nor must they manipulate the outcome of the race. Riders found to be deliberately flouting this regulation will be penalised. Riders that are lapped and do not heed to instructions from the Chief Commissaire or Commissaire Panel to withdraw, will be disqualified. 

A rider(s) will be considered lapped when the leading rider(s) make the junction with the rear of the group that they are within.

Furthermore, In the final three laps of the race, if a rider /group of riders are likely to be caught by the race leader(s) they will be shown a BLUE FLAG by a race official to indicate that they are about to be lapped.

If shown a BLUE FLAG, riders must keep tight to the left hand side of the circuit to allow the safe and clear passage of the leading riders

After the Race – attend the podium quickly if you are top 3

Once you have finished your race you must leave the circuit (Via the holding area) as soon as possible in order enable a smooth transition to the next event. The timetable of races is tight so we need you to exit the course as soon as your race has finished. Riders must continue on following the course and will be directed off the course and shown how to get back to the race HQ without using the course.


Under no circumstances should you do a U turn – other riders will still be completing the course! If you do turn in the road you will probably be disqualified from the event. You should return race numbers and collect your race licence at the HQ.

prize presentation


Prize presentation will be immediately following the race. If you are 1st, 2nd or 3rd then you need to be available at the Podium for the prize presentation straight away. All series leaders and leading teams for series events will need to be present - All prizes (including any for podium places) will be posted to you after the event. There will be no “Prime” prizes

Any rider finishing in the top three should report directly to the race judges (adjacent to the podium) after the race finish to have their gears checked.

Prize list

All placements will be final once confirmed by the chief judge

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Under 12s are not permitted to receive a cash prize, and will therefore receive a gift award arranged by the organisers

No primes will be given within the event.



If for any reason you have a complaint to lodge, these will only be reviewed after the event.

All complaints must be made in writing and accompanied by a cheque for £25 made payable to ‘Generation Pro Cycling Events’ and sent to the organiser requesting the address from



The event will be another high profile race event, and with favourable weather should see a multi thousand crowd watching you race.

As you will see we will have a professional security team employed during the event, plus measures to protect the event from outside, unwanted, influences.

In many events, riders have left bags close to the start finish line whilst they may have entered the race over barriers etc.

This may well have been completely innocent, however with recent events across the UK, we ask that you do not do this, if you do not need items during the race, it should be left in your car, or with people you know and trust.

A stray bag, or box may end the event. Please be mindful.

Access will only be allowed via Regent St, which is within 100 yrds of the HQ, with no need to go anywhere else prior to racing.



Chief Commissaire (National) - Marc Etches

Moto Comm - Kevin Brown

Assistant Commissaire - Phil Makinson

Assistant Commissaire - Karl Wooffinden

Chief Judge - Carole Leigh

Lap Board - Matt Gott

Chief Commissaire (Regional) - Karl Wooffinden

Moto Comm - Kevin Brown

Assistant Commissaire - Phil Makinson

Chief Judge - Mandy Parker

Lap Board - Matt Gott

Commentator - Matt Payne


Start Sheets

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