Cycling: High class field for Danum Trophy Road Race

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com
Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com

Doncaster’s leading cyclists will be among a high quality field for the annual Danum Trophy Road Race on Sunday.

Graham Briggs, Connor Swift and Commonwealth Games-bound Tom Stewart will all race in the Doncaster Wheelers promoted event.

Rotherham’s Russell Downing also brings his newly-formed Holdsworth Pro Racing team.

The race was first run in 1969 on a course based in Wentworth just outside of Doncaster by the Birdwell Wheelers Cycling Club.

But in recent years the circuit moved to one based on some of Doncaster’s scenic countryside around the villages of High Melton, Cadeby and Sprotbrough.

The race, sponsored by 1970 winner Chris Parkinson’s Parkinson Dental Cabinets, will be run over a testing six-mile circuit to be covered ten times by a field of 70 cyclists.

It starts at 10am from High Melton College and is expected to finish at approximately 12.30pm.