Birkenhead Park event (22/07/12) update

 Following the successful reintroduction of racing in Birkenhead Park last season, the programme has been expanded to include the British Paracycling Championships, a Ladies Only circuit race, a handicap race and Go-Ride Racing for 6 to 16 yr olds, all on Sunday 22nd July. The racing begins at 9.30 am for the youngsters on the Lower Parkuntil about 11.15am, 10am for the ladies on the Upper Park until 11.15am, 12noon for the handicap race on both Parks until 1.30pm, and 2pm for the Paracycling who will also use both Parks until about 3.15pm .

The Ladies & Juniors  race is open to 3rd & 4th Category riders. Sign on will be open from 9am and the course is open at that time for warm up. The handicap event is open to E/1/2/3/4 categories, sign on from 11am and warm up on the Upper Park after 11.15am. The Paracycling event sign on is from 12am, the course should be open for warm up from 1.40pm.

Birkenhead Park was refurbished recently to the tune of £8M including a superb road surface to theCarriage Drive. Designed by Joseph Paxton & opened in 1847 it was used as the model for Central Park New York.

Entries can be made online via the British Cycling web site.