June 20th, 2017
Team WNT Pro Cycling’s Eileen Roe is looking to defend her National Circuit (Criterium) title when the championships are held in the home of her team sponsor’s UK subsidiary, Sheffield on Wednesday 19th July. Team WNT Pro Cycling will be fielding a strong team to support Eileen in her attempt to retain the title and the prestigious red, white and blue national champions’ jerseys that she wore with pride while recently breaking the record for the most wins in the recent Matrix Fitness Tour series of city centre races.
Team WNT Pro Cycling stepped up to UCI level in 2017 recruiting multiple National and Olympic Champions to its squad that in addition to current National Circuit Champion Eileen Roe, includes Olympic and World Champion Katie Archibald, Irish National Road Race Champion Lydia Boylan, Multiple British National Champion Hayley Simmonds supported by Anna Badegruber, Becca Carter, Natalie Grinczer, Hayley Jones, Emily Kay, Josie Knight, Elise Maes, Keira McVitty, Bex Rimmington, Gabriella Shaw, and Hannah Walker. This internationally diverse team represents the spirit of team sponsor WNT. This strength in depth has already proved its worth with Team WNT Pro Cycling taking a number of victories already in 2017, in what was billed as a ’development year’ by team management.
WNT Group, the team’s sponsor, is a sales organisation supplying precision cutting tools to the metal cutting industry and is represented internationally in 19 countries with its headquarters in Germany. Its first subsidiary was WNT (UK) which opened in 1999, with Sheffield being chosen as its UK base due to its metalworking history and central location. From its modern technical centre WNT (UK) supports customers across the UK and Ireland with the latest cutting tool technology.
“WNT has always had a strong affinity with sport, which began with in-house activities and customer sporting events that reflect the company’s core values of creating goodwill, sportsmanship, fighting spirit and team spirit. Cycling is especially important to us, because it is ideally suited to the tangible values required for all employees. More important however, is that a direct link exists with our core business. Many of the production processes for high-quality bicycle components require our quality tools for manufacture. For WNT, it is therefore obvious to incorporate cycling in our sponsorship commitments. However, it doesn’t end with sponsorship of cycling teams, in the field of motorsport we have also committed ourselves, and have become active as the main sponsor of a motorcycle racing team. The opportunity to promote these values through the National Circuit Championships in Sheffield where our UK business is based is one that we are looking forward to,” says Tony Pennington, Managing Director, WNT (UK).
May 10th, 2017
British Cycling today announced that Sheffield will host the 2017 HSBC UK | National Circuit Championships on Wednesday 19 July.
The championships will bring an exciting evening of bike racing to the city, in which men’s and women’s titles will be decided. One of the highlights of the elite road racing calendar, the event will see some of the country’s top professional riders going head-to-head for the prestigious red, white and blue national champions’ jerseys.
Riders will race for 50 minutes plus five laps on the 1.4-kilometre course that begins on Pinstone Street, before taking a left hander on to Furnival Gate. Another left turn takes riders onto Arundel Gate, passing Sheffield Hallam University before a sharp hairpin left after the Crucible Theatre. The race then hits the cobbles of Norfolk Street and Surrey Street before the final left-hander that takes the race back to the start/finish.
British Cycling’s director of cycling, Jonny Clay, commented:“We are delighted to be taking the 2017 National Circuit Championships to Sheffield. The city has hosted elite level circuit races for the past five years and we know there is a huge appetite for cycling there.
“These championships will give the people of Sheffield the chance to watch some of the country’s finest male and female riders in action, and we look forward to welcoming another passionate crowd to the event.”
Event organiser, Marc Etches, commented:
“I’m extremely proud to help bring the National Circuit Race Championships to my home city of Sheffield. The support we have from Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield City Council is amazing and this will help bring a fantastic night of elite level cycle racing to the streets of Sheffield in July.“
Full details of the championships and the course can be found on the British Cycling website at www.britishcycling.org.uk/nationalcircuitchampionships
July 21st, 2016
Sheffield Hallam University Grand Prix
1. Chris Lawless (JLT Condor)
2. Harry Tanfield (Pedal Heaven RT)
3. Tobyn Horton (Madison Genesis)
4. Alex Paton (Pedal Heaven)
5. Sebastian Mora Vedri (Raleigh GAC)
6. Tom Pidcock (VCUK PH-MAS)
7. Jonny McEvoy (NFTO)
8. Thomas Stewart (Madison Genesis)
9. Evan Oliphant (Raleigh GAC)
10. Steven Roach (Raleigh GAC)
11. Gruff Lewis, Madison Genesis
12. Will Harper, Pedal Heaven Academy
13. Joe Evans, Madison Genesis
14. Jon Mould, JLT Condor
15. Ali Slater, JLT Condor
16. Adria Moreno, Raleigh GAC
17. Tom Moses, JLT Condor
18. Erick Rowsell, Madison Genesis
19. Matt Cronshaw, Madison Genesis
20. Bertie Newie, Catford CC/Equipe Banks
21. Russell Downing, JLT Condor
22. Sam Boast, Wheelbase
23. Albert Torres, Raleigh GAC
24. Richard Hepworth, Raleigh GAC
25. Alex Orell-Turner, Wheelbase
26. Jake Tanner, Envelopmaster
27. Jake Womersley, Pedal Heaven
28. Fraser Martin, Raleigh GAC
29. Matt Boys, Envelopmaster
30. Kieran Simcox, Neon Velo
31. Stuart Reid, Wheelbase
32. Fraser Rounds
33. William Brown, Planetx Northside
34. Tristan Robbins, Madison Genesis
35. Davie Lines, Wheelbase
36. George Atkins, JLT Condor
HMT Hospitals Classic Support Race
1. Dean Watson, Out of the Saddle
2. Jack Stephenson, Out of the Saddle
3. Dan Stephenson, Out of the Saddle
4. Jon Harvey, Doncaster Wheelers
5. Adam Cadle, Cliff Pratt Racing
6. David Micklethwaite, 3rt
7. Chris Spencer, Onimpex Bioracer RT
8. Matthew Mannekee, Prologue RT
9. Ben Griffiths, Giant Sheffield
10. Stephen Paterson, Doncaster Wheelers
11. James Bunting, Kirkless
12. Gavin Beamont, Rapha CC
13. Nick Moore, Andy Moore Auto centres RT
14. Joseph Ricciardi, Manx Telecom
15. Antony Moss,
16. Luke ALlen, Sheffrec CC
17. Tom Dussek, SRAM
18. Oliver Humphreys, National Clarion CC
19. Sean Davenport, University of Sheffield CC
February 4th, 2016
We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Sheffield Hallam University Grand Prix will be held on Wednesday 20th July. The event, now in it's 5th year will again be part of the British Cycling National Elite Circuit Race Series and will attract the UK's top teams and riders to race around the 1.4km circuit.
For over a decade, the British Cycling’s Elite Circuit Series has brought together a handful of the very best town and city centre cycle races in the UK under the umbrella of the Elite Circuit Series. Membership of this exclusive group of events guarantees the highest quality field with some of Great Britain’s best professional and Olympic cyclists regularly participating.
As with previous years, a supporting regional circuit race will precede the main elite event and will be open to 3rd and 4th category male and female riders. The event takes place in the heart of Sheffield’s city centre with early evening activity focused on the Peace Gardens and Pinstone Street. The first race will start at 7.00pm and the Sheffield Hallam University Grand Prix will bring the evening to a climax with the countries top professional riders racing around the city centre circuit for just over an hour. Each lap of just over 1.4km includes a cobbled section and sweeps past famous landmarks such as the Crucible Theatre and Sheffield Town Hall. For the watching public, the Sheffield Hallam University Grand Prix is a free spectacle for all the family and brings World class athletes to the streets of the city.
Entries will be live soon via the British Cycling online entry system. Event director, Marc Etches commented, “We are really looking forward to planning this year’s event and with the help from Sheffield Hallam University, will again show that we are one of the best circuit races in the UK. I would like to thank Sheffield Hallam University for their continued support and also to Sheffield City Council who really help us deliver a now iconic event on the streets of our great city of Sheffield.”
January 28th, 2016
We are pleased to announce that we are officially partnering the Sheffield Children's Charity. The money raised through donations buys life-saving equipment, funds vital research and treatment for thousands of children from across the world and helps create a comfortable, engaging environment for their patients. One of only four specialist children’s hospitals in the UK, the hospital is testament to the dedication of staff, the generosity of donors and the courage of their children. Striving to Make it Better.
Look out for their dedicated team at the event and please donate to this worthy cause.