Pro Sprint Eliminator

About the Event

The World Cup Weekend kicks off with a race where cross country stars collide with unfamiliar terrain as they race head to head (and elbow to elbow) around an urban course that will test their power, speed and skill to the max. The winners on the night will take away a big cash prize that guarantees they’ll push it to the limit in every round of the competition.

The evening gets underway with a time-trial where riders complete the course once against the clock to decide who they will compete against in the eliminator rounds that follow.

Eliminator rounds see 4 riders take to the course at the same time with only the first two from each race progressing to the next round until there are just four men and four women left for the grand final.

Course

With a graveyard, stone steps, a back garden and a pub all featuring in a course that takes the best riders just over one and a half minutes to ride the Pro Sprint Eliminator is an adrenaline packed curtain raiser to the World Cup Weekend.

With the streets packed in Pickering last year, you’ll need to be early to get a good spot for this years racing. Check out the map above to see where all the action takes place and where you can get the best view of the racing.

Where is happens

Pickering is an historic market town and the official gateway to the North York Moors National Park. Located in the North Yorkshire district of Ryedale between York and the North Yorkshire Coast it’s an ideal holiday location for visitors to the region, whatever you’re looking for.

Chill seekers and thrill seekers alike will find something to enjoy in and around Pickering with attractions like the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, castles, and stately homes all nestled amongst moorland, forests, and the Yorkshire Coast where those after something more energetic can get involved in everything from Go-Ape to hill walking and mountain biking.

The town of pickering itself is a beautiful location to spend a little time unwinding and shopping. Pickering Market Place has an excellent choice of local shops where you'll find everything you need from self catering provisions, to art galleries and gifts for the folks back home.

Where to stay

Pickering itself has a number of hotels and guest houses that provide a warm welcome for visitors to Yorkshire throughout the year. To find the right accommodation for you and your companions, head to www.yorkshire.com/accommodation for a selection of the best guest houses, hotels, self catering and camping across the region.

Schedule & Key Timings

As well as the racing there will be a variety of events to keep people entertained into the late hours of friday night. Keeping checking back here for a full schedule of what’s on and when throughout the evening.