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Learn the art of road racing at Hillingdon Circuit

New and experienced riders welcome at Tuesday night race events

The historic Bath Road Club hosts the first Tuesday night racing event of the year at Hillingdon Circuit on April 7.

Formed in 1886 and claiming to be one of the oldest cycling clubs in the world, The Bath Road Club is based in nearby Hayes, Middlesex.

Tuesday night racing at the Hillingdon circuit takes place from April to September catering for juveniles to elite category riders and providing a good, safe place to learn the art of road racing because it is off public roads and flat.

The Tuesday events are organised by BC West Thames Promotions with the help of different clubs each week. Prime Coaching and Beyond Mountain Bikes will host the events in the following two weeks.

In the first three weeks of racing, proceedings will start at 6.30pm with the 30-minute youth race followed by two concurrent senior races with starts split by 45 seconds.

With recent fields of 60 in the youth racing, different colour numbers will help the judges sort out the finishing orders.

The start time changes to 6.45pm from the fourth meeting onwards as the evenings get longer.

All races qualify for BC ranking points and there are cash prizes for the first six in each senior race. The success of Britain's women at the World Championships has inspired the organisers to offer a £15 prize to the first woman in the main race.

On the basis of record fields for the Saturday winter series the organisers look forward to big fields for the Tuesday events. BC West Thames is also responsible for the National Criterium Series Hillingdon GP for Men and a National Women's Series event on Sunday, 17 May.

Spectators are welcome at all meetings.

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