Without further ado, here's our pick of events for July 2016 (the list is by no means exhaustive, the full list on British Cycling's website can be found here).

2/3 July 2016

Oakley Village Team Series Race - E123 - Borstall circuit, Buckinghamshire - 53 miles - £20 - 11:15am start

Mossley CRT Memorial Races - the Kirsty Saunders Memorial Trophy - E1234 - Tameside - 1 hour - £12 - 2:45pm - I don't usually include circuit races but as this event is in memory of a young cyclist who passed away, I am doing. All proceeds to charity.

Fete du Velo Loads of racing, including an E123 women's race and a W3/W4 race. Details on the link.

Albarosa Wheldrake Road Race - W2/W3/W4 - Wheldrake circuit, York - 35 miles - £18 - 11am - flat course, the organiser says it will be a good circuit for a breakaway or a bunch sprint.

9/10 July 2016

Duncan Murray Wines Team Series Race - E1234 - Naseby - 50 miles - £18 - 10:10am - will be interesting to see who enters this as it is the same weekend as Ryedale National Series.

Miltonduff Women's Road Race - E1234 - Elgin, Moray - 39 miles - £15 - 10am

17 July 2016

Women's Cicle Classic - E123 - Melton Mowbray - 65 miles - £30 - 12pm - using the same roads as the men's event in April, this event was unfortunately cancelled last year but it looks to be a good race. To get an idea as to what to expect, Google the International Cicle Classic.

23/24 July 2016

OVB Junior Women's Road Race - 1234 - Plungar, Nottinghamshire - 52 miles - £20 - 12pm - arguably the most important race of July's calendar, this is the second junior women's road race. The field is limited to 50, and there's just over 50% of the spaces left, it's at the end of the school year so please support it if you are a junior rider.

Anglesey Road Race - E1234 - Anglesey, North Wales - 50 miles - £25 - 1:30pm - this course will be challenging and will make for a great race. The organiser needs 20 entrants to have signed up by 10 July 2016 in order for it to go ahead.

30/31 July 2016

Bickerstaffe Road Race - W2/W3/W4 - Bickerstaffe, Merseyside - 46 miles - £20 - 12pm - a great circuit, easily accessible from the motorway network. Always gets booked up, so make sure you get your entry in early!

Hopton Women's Road Race - W2/W3/W4 - North Lopham, Norfolk - 42 miles - £22 - 2pm - don't worry about the statement on the link that says entry preference to ERRL riders, get entering!

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