Loughborough Cycling Festival

Action from last year's Loughborough Cycling Festival.

Loughborough Cycling Festival returns to campus

The next generation of UK’s elite cyclists will once again showcase their talents in the region as the Loughborough Cycling Festival returns on Sunday 28 May.

The action-packed day will see the University campus transformed into a fast and technical circuit with some of the best riders around competing for podium places.

A festival feel will surround races incorporating the British Cycling National Youth Circuit Series alongside two senior events. Competitors will represent major national teams alongside Loughborough’s home-grown talent. 

Spectators will witness first-hand riders taking on a tough criterium course that includes steep hills, numerous 90-degree turns, and rapid straights.

Dr Dave Nichols, Team Manager Loughborough Lightning Elite Development Team and Cycling Manager Loughborough University said: “We are proud to once again be hosting national-level bike racing on campus and inspiring the next generation competing at the National Youth Circuit Series.

“This year’s event will feature community-based activities as well as elite men’s and women’s racing, showcasing the wide-ranging development and commitment to cycling at the university.”

The event – which is free to enter for all the family – will also include cycling workshops, Wattbike competitions, various food and drink stalls, bouncy castles, and visits from the local fire and police services.