The market town of Otley is the self-proclaimed Capital of Cycling in Yorkshire thanks to the exploits of it’s very own World Champion, Lizzie Armitstead and its position near the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. The town is also home to ‘THE Best Race of the Year’ according to local professional rider, Tom Moses (JLT Condor).
So why are the Otley Cycle Races so special? Without doubt its the atmosphere created by the thousands of fans that line the circuit. It’s also got a stellar list of former winners including Mark Cavendish.
The Elite race enjoyed near perfect conditions.
The top of the circuit bathed in evening sunlight.
Local residents out watching the free entertainment.
Tobyn Horton (Madison Genesis) leads the group.
Beer & Bikes!
The breakaway group was caught on the last lap, Tom Moses (JLT Condor) tries to keep it clear.
The Elite race won by Chris Lawless (JLT Condor).
The 2016 Race sponsor was Fyffes, so it was no surprise that the crowd went Bananas on the last lap..