August events: Watch Britain's top cyclists race at Leicester Castle Classic

Leicester, Leicestershire

Get close to the action as some of Britain’s top professional cyclists take part in the Leicester Castle Classic cycle race.

The 80km ‘kermesse’ Castle Classic race sees 120 of Britain's fastest riders riders take on laps of a technical 4km anticlockwise circuit around the Old Town and Mile Straight areas of the city.

The August race is full of non-stop action, with riders hitting speeds of up to 40mph on the run to the finish line. Visitors can look forward to an afternoon of drama and entertainment from a top-class field drawn from some of Britain’s major professional cycling teams.

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