The Family Vision : Monmouthshire Junior Grand Prix

This summer, top flight cycle road racing returns to Monmouthshire for the sixth round of the British Cycling Junior Road Series, Britain’s best junior riders compete in the Family Vision Monmouthshire Junior GP taking place on Sunday 25th June 2017.

The race will be centred on the historic village of Grosmont, which has given tremendous support to cycling events in recent years. Family Vision returns to sponsor the British Cycling Junior Road Series event where 100 of the best riders aged 16 - 18 from all over the UK will take part. The series has seen the likes of Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas, Luke Rowe and Owain Doull as well as Team Wiggins Scott Davies compete before breaking through to the elite ranks. Commented Rob Hopkins (Director) “family Vision is delighted to be associated with this successful and increasingly popular event".

The race will be on a challenging course which takes the riders from Hilston Park, Cross Ash, to Abergavenny, then via Llanarth and Newcastle to a tough 20km circuit through Grosmont and Cross Ash. The riders will pass through Grosmont 3 times before climbing to the race finish in the centre of the village, where Grosmont will be holding its own festival of cycling.

The event will form part of the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling, with the Iron Mountain Sportif taking place on Saturday 24 June ahead of the race. Festival organiser, Bill Owen MBE said: “It is pleasing to be awarded and able to promote a National Series event in these tough financial times with the support of Family Vision, as part of the Abergavenny Cycling Festival”.

The race will take place on Sunday 25 June 2017, with two additional rounds of the series also taking place in Wales; Cadence Junior Road Race at Three Cocks on Sunday 2 April and the SD Sealants Junior Tour of Wales in Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire Friday 25 August – Monday 28 August. Chris Landon, race organiser said: “it’s a great achievement for this area of South East Wales to be awarded three National Series events which shows the high regard British Cycling has for cycle racing in Monmouthshire”.


Course Details

The 75 mile race on a challenging course which takes the riders from Hilston Park, Cross Ash, to Abergavenny, then via Llanarth and Newcastle to a tough 20km circuit through Grosmont and Cross Ash. The riders will pass through Grosmont 3 times before climbing to the race finish in the centre of the village, where Grosmont will be holding its own festival of cycling.

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