The British National Road Championships will begin on June 19 running until June 23 – with the circuit race taking place in Darlington.

The circuit race will come to the town on June 21, beginning on West Row, before making its way through Houndgate, Feethams, Tubwell Row, Crown Street, before finishing on West Row.

The women’s race will begin at 6:35pm, while the men’s race will begin at 8:20pm.

Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) have confirmed closures will be in place on West Row, Blackwellgate, Houndgate, Feethams (past the Town Hall), Church Row, Tubwell Row, Crown Street, Northgate (town centre end) and Prebend Row.

A total of 10 national champion’s jerseys are up for grabs across three days of racing.

The time-trials will begin and finish in Catterick at the Military Court Centre on June 19; the circuit races centred will take place on the streets of Darlington town centre on June 21, while the road races will start and end in Saltburn on June 23.

The Saltburn road race will see the men and women follow a 26km loop, with the women completing five laps to cover 130km, and the men taking on seven laps and 182km.

The route has changed from the 2023 edition - now extending out to Guisborough, before heading through the old mining sites in Kilton and looping back through Brotton.

Great Britain Cycling Team rider Charlie Tanfield, who also rides for Saint Piran, said: “I’m so excited to be back racing on home roads in Tees Valley this year. Saltburn Bank is steep and it's over pretty quickly, but it made for an epic finish at last year's race, so it'll be really great to ride it again this year. 

“There’s a bit of a cycling culture around here, and there's great roads so it naturally attracts cyclists from across the country, and the crowds last year were amazing. I truly believe in my slightly biased opinion that there aren’t any other regions in the UK that has as good roads and climbs to ride on!” 

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, said:  “It will be fantastic to welcome back the British National Road Championships to our region, which is continuing to grow as a cycling destination.   

“These routes will not only challenge the best cyclists in the country but also provide a great showcase for everything Tees Valley has to offer for visitors.” 

Managing Director of British Cycling Events, Jonathan Day, said: 

“We’re delighted to be taking the British National Road Championships back to the streets of Tees Valley. Last year’s finish up Saltburn Bank was iconic and it’s fantastic to see that it will feature in this year’s road race once again.

"Heading to North Yorkshire for the time-trial will see riders tackle a challenging course as they race against the clock, while Darlington’s fast circuit will be a fantastic spectacle.  

“A huge thank you to Tees Valley Combined Authority for their all their support as we welcome elite level cycling to the area.”