Get in gear for the Barnsley Town Centre Races!

Barnsley Town Centre

Barnsley is gearing up to host another thrilling elite cycle race in the town centre on Friday 28 July. Barnsley Road Club and Barnsley Council are inviting people to an electrifying evening of action on a closed road course around the centre of town.

Barnsley Town Centre Races, which has already been given the green light for three consecutive years of racing, will see the most talented cyclists in the region go wheel to wheel in front of thousands of spectators.

The evening will consist of multiple races free to spectate, offering fun for cycling fans and people of all ages. Individuals and families with children over eight years old are also invited to take part in the free community ride which will mark the start of the races at 4.30pm. People of all abilities have the chance to get on their bikes and ride around the course at their own pace for an hour before the scheduled races begin. To register, visit

Racing action will begin at 5.30pm, starting with the under 12s. The regional ‘category A’ riders will commence their race at 6.40pm as riders challenge each other for regional ranking points. Then at 7.40pm the elite races will begin. This is a fantastic opportunity to see elite riders and future stars hurtling around Barnsley’s town centre roads. Each elite race will last for 50 minutes; the winner will be whoever completes the most laps of the 1km course within that time.

On the day of the event, road closures will be in place from 3pm. Further details on this will be provided closer to the event. Follow the hashtag #BarnsleyCrit or visit for more information.