1st July


Elite Racing

Mid-summer will again see Ilkley Cycling Club hosting an evening of town centre racing

Download the programme

Download the race programme here

Evening out

High speed entertainment. Award winning bar & BBQ and a terrific atmosphere


The circuit starts outside Bettys Café Tea Rooms on The Grove, right in Ilkley’s town centre. The bandstand area opposite will again host a bar and barbeque. After a 90° right-hand turn there is a 200m long climb up the Riddings Road ramp. After another right-hander, there is a long stretch of false flat along Albany Walk onto Parish Gyll Drive.

By this point, the gradient has eased although it is here where strong riders will really be able to press home an advantage. The top of the circuit is reached just before the end of Parish Gyll Drive, where the course drops sharply down Wilton Road. A very fast corner will sweep the riders onto Grove Road for an extremely rapid return to the bars, restaurants and shops along the finish straight on The Grove.

The circuit is a more compact version of the well known course used for the Otley Town Centre Races, sharing many of the same elements:

  • A climb away from the home straight
  • The road still rising around the back of the circuit
  • A fast downhill return to the home straight

The Ilkley circuit climbs 32 m on each 1.5 km lap.
The Otley circuit climbs 23 m on each 2.3 km lap.

Faire le métier

Do the job. Be professional. Always.


3:00 pm    Barriers dropped off around the circuit
4:00 pm    The Grove closed to traffic
4:45 pm    Circuit closure commences
5:25 pm    Full circuit is closed
5:45 pm    MAS Design under 16s race
6:25 pm    Ilkley C.C. Classic Race (cat.2.3.4 men & masters race)
7:20 pm    Ilkley Cinema Women's Grand Prix
8:20 pm    Lister Horsfall Men's Grand Prix
9:30 pm    Circuit re-opens (except The Grove)
9:35 pm    Prize presentation
10:15 pm    The Grove re-opens




We live for racing. We know what it means to win.


Under 14s


2014 Euan Cameron (East Bradford CC)
2015 Samuel Watson (Chevin Trek)
2016 Joseph Pidcock (Chevin Trek)
2017 Max Poole (Bike Box Alan)
2018 Ben Partridge (Hetton Hawks CC)
2019 Harry Ellison (Shibden CC)


2014 Ella Lazonby (Clifton CC)
2015 Lucy Naylor (Cycle Sport Pendle)
2016 Ava Oxley-Szilagyi (PH-MAS VCUK)
2017 Tilly Percy (Salt Ayre Cog Set)
2018 Hermione Pickering (Team Jadan Weldtite)
2019 Ella Jamieson (Clifton CC)

Under 16s

Open full results
2014 Tom Pidcock (Aire Valley RT)
2015 Tom Pidcock (Speedflex Race Team)
2016 Dylan Westley (Chevin Trek)
2017 Max Rushby (Pedalsport Cycling Club)
2018 Joseph Pidcock (PH-MAS/Paul Milnes)
2019 Max Poole (Bike Box Alan)
2020 No Race (COVID-19)
2021 Jacob Bush (Bourne Whs CC)
2022 Joseph Cosgrove (Anexo Group Race Team)

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2014 Sophie Thackery (Paul Milnes Cycles)
2015 Ava Oxley-Szilagyi (PH-MAS VCUK)
2016 Georgia Ashworth (Cycle Sport Pendle)
2017 Amy Monkhouse (Team Jadan Weldtite)
2018 Madelaine Leech (Huddersfield Star Whs)
2019 Ella Jamieson (Clifton CC)
2020 No Race (COVID-19)
2021 Ruby Oakes (JRC-Shutt-Ridley RT)
2022 Emily Middlebrooke (Otley CC)


Over 35 years
Open full results
2021 Mark Buckingham
2022 Luke Rothery  (Airedale Olympic CC)

Mens' Classic Race

Open full results

2015 Tom Pidcock (Speedflex Race Team)
2016 Thomas Denwood (Harrogate Nova CC)
2017 Samuel Watson (Chevin
2018 Joseph Pidcock (PH-MAS/Paul Milnes)
2019 Sam Dickinson 
2020 No Race (COVID-19)
2021 Craig Rogers (Cambridge University CC)
2022 Graham Briggs (Clancy Briggs Cycling Academy)


Open full results

2014 Melissa Lowther (Matrix Fitness Vulpine)
2015 Henrietta Colborne (Team Jadan Weldtite)
2016 Rebecca Womersley (Drops)
2017 Annabel Simpson (Drops)
2018 Annabel Simpson (Drops)
2019 Emily Meakin (Independent Pedaler)
2020 No Race (COVID-19)
2021 Megan Barker (CAMS-Basso)
2022 Eluned King (Le Col - Wahoo)

Lister Horsfall GP

Open full results

2014 Alex Dalton (Squadra RT)
2015 Pete Williams (One Pro Cycling)
2016 Scott Thwaites (Bora–Argon 18)
2017 Tobyn Horton (Madison Genesis)
2018 Tom Moses (JLT Condor)
2019 Tom Moses (Madison Genesis)
2020 No Race (COVID-19)
2021 Reece Wood (Canyon DHB Sungod)
2022 Samuel Watson (GROUPAMA - FDJ)

Racing doesn't build character, it reveals character


32m of climbing on each 1.5km lap.

Everyday there's something that reminds me why I love this sport.

Bernard Hinault


Ilkley Cycling Club

Established 1896...
Re-established 2011

"Recreation to racing"

Ilkley Cycling Club has a strong and distinguished past and was founded in 1896. It is a community based club and a registered charity. Our motto is "recreation to racing" and we're proud to support all levels of local bike riders from beginners to experienced racing cyclists.

In less than three years, we became the largest cycling club in the country, and one of the largest community sports clubs, with over 1,000 members. In 2013, we were awarded “Sports and Recreation Club of the Year” and continue to proudly promote cycling for all.

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Otley Cycle Races

First run in 1985

6 miles down the valley...

The Otley Town Centre Races are one of the most prestigious criteriums in the calendar, with past winners including Mark Cavendish, Jez Hunt, Jonny Clay, Chris Walker, Russ Downing and in 2011 and 2012, local star Scott Thwaites.

Otley is again hosting the opening round of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series. This year's event will consist of the Pinsent Masons Otley Women’s GP, The Property Development Otley GP, The Chevin Cycles Classic Race, The MAS Design Super Prestige Youth Race (for under 16 riders) and the WGC Landscapes Lads and Lasses Bike Race (for under 14 riders).

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1½ km circuit. The stage is set

..for a great evening of racing


Contact Information

97 Skipton Rd, Ilkley, LS29 9BJ
07801 256777
Ilkley Cycle Races

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Being a British Cycling member means lots of benefits however you ride and shows your support for the great work we do for all cyclists from the playground to the podium. As our membership grows, so does our ability to represent you as cycling's National Governing Body.

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Join the club

In joining Ilkley Cycling Club, you will get to meet and ride with hundreds of cyclists from Ilkley and the surrounding areas (although perhaps not all at once!). There is a regular programme of club rides, with Sunday and Thursday nights being our main focal points but there are lots of other opportunities to ride. Our Thursday post ride meetings are a great chance to have a chat over a drink, and to find out what developments there have been in the club.

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