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This Sunday, a joint promotion between Doncaster Wheelers Cycling Club and Dinnington Racing Club will bring together a top class field of 80 racing cyclists to take part in the 2016 Danum Trophy Road Race.

The race was first run in 1969 on a course based on Wentworth, just outside Doncaster, by the Birdwell Wheelers Cycling Club. In recent years the circuit changed to a new circuit based around some of Doncaster’s most scenic countryside around the villages of High Melton, Cadeby and Sprotbrough, which will also form part of the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire second stage. The race will be run over 10 laps of a testing 6 mile circuit, a gruelling 60 miles in total.

The race has attracted a top class field of riders with plenty of locals also hoping to take victory. Riders with vast experience such as double Olympian, John Tanner from Doncaster, and former 1989 world pursuit champion Colin Sturgess, who will be taking on many more top riders and teams to compete in this early season opener. Both these riders have also previously won the British Road Race Championships.

Sponsorship for the race comes from the 1970 winner of the race, Chris Parkinson who is supporting the race via his company, Parkinson Dental Cabinets. Support for the event also comes from Doncaster College, who are providing the headquarters for the race at their High Melton campus.

The race starts at 10.00 am from High Melton (at the Doncaster College campus) and is expected to finish at approximately 12.30 pm.For further information please contact Martin Maltby on 01302 769531.

Further information and race programme can be found at: http://www.doncasterwheelers.com/event/danum-trophy-2016/