Tickhill cycle race breaks new ground

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Thousands of spectators are expected to head to a South Yorkshire village for a major cycle race.

The YESSS Tickhill Grand Prix on Sunday, August 24, will attract around 300 teams from across the UK and Europe.

The free event is pioneering, as the £8,500 prize will be split equally between men and women.

Eight races will take place on the 1.3km route.

Organiser Richard Stoodley said: “We’re proud to be breaking new ground in supporting British cycling by giving riders the credit and prize money they deserve, regardless of their gender.

“With the eyes of the nation focused on Yorkshire for the Tour de France we hope the region’s new-found love for cycling will give the Grand Prix a boost.”

The race will boost Yorkshire Air Ambulance.