REDDITCH cycling star Beth Crumpton is to ride in her home event when the Tour Series comes in town.
It will be the first time the Under 23 Great Britain cross country mountain bike champion has a free space in her packed competition calendar to compete in the race and hopes are high she’ll have the time to offically open the event too.
Beth, from Crabbs Cross, rides for the Hargreaves Cycles RT team, one of many that will be competing in what is the first round of the Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Ladies Race, which boasts its biggest ever field of 78 riders.
The starting gun for her race is at 6pm and it will be quickly followed by the men’s event , round two of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, featuring Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy and the team of World, Olympic and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins – who may even turn up himself.
The full programme of events is as follows:
10 to 1pm – The Watt Bike Challenge – Kingfisher Shopping Centre – how fast can you cycle 200 metres?
From 2pm – Opening ceremony and community parade on Church Green West.
2.30pm – Middle School Races on Unicorn Hill and Church Green West.
3pm – Music, entertainment and colour galore featuring Mardigras dancers, limbo dancers, dancers on stilts and more.
3.30pm – Business races – come and cheer on the Redditch Standard team!
4pm – Music, entertainment and colour galore featuring Mardigras dancers, limbo dancers, dancers on stilts and more.
4.30pm – Reddi Hot Lap – can you get the fastest time on the race lap? To find out more visit http://www.rrpcc.co.uk/ .
5.30pm Matrix Fitness Grand Prix warm up – photo and autograph opportunities.
6pm – Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Ladies Race.
6.45pm – Tour series warm up – photo and autograph opportunities.
7.30pm – Pearl Izumi Tour Series Men’s Race.
9pm – Podium presentations.