Bike stars ride into town - but will Sir Bradley Wiggins be taking part?

Laura Trott will be taking part.
Laura Trott will be taking part.

The list of cyclists taking part in the National Road Championships - which begin with the time trials at Cadwell Park on June 25 - has been revealed.

British Cycling has now announced the world class line up including Mark Cavendish, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh, Lizzie Armitstead, Laura Trott and Dame Sarah Storey – but, despite all expectations, Sir Bradley Wiggins did not appear on the list.

However, organiser Ian Emmerson OBE believes that there may still be time for Sir Bradley if he wishes to take part.

Mr Emmerson said: “He’s not on the list at the moment, but as the defending national champion I’m sure British Cycling would look kindly on him if he decides that he wants to take part.”

Mr Emmerson added that Sir Bradley’s concentration will currently be elsewhere, as he is preparing to break the UCI Hour Record on Sunday (June 7).

The current record holder, Alex Dowsett, is already confirmed to take part in the National Road Championships.

The time trials will take place on Thursday June 25, starting and finishing at the Cadwell Park Motor Racing Circuit with the remainder of the route running along the top of the Lincolnshire Wolds as well as taking in the villages of Ruckland, Oslears Lane and Bluestone Heath Road.

The elite men will race against the clock over three laps of the main circuit, whilst the women and under 23 men will compete over two laps of the same course giving total race distances of 28 miles (44.8 kilometres) and 21 miles (33.6 kilometres) respectively.

The road races will take place on Sunday June 28, starting at Yarborough Leisure Centre and finishing in Lincoln’s Castle Square. The route incorporates the Lincoln Grand Prix circuit during the its 60th year and features the famous Michaelgate cobbled climb.

The men’s and under 23 men’s titles will be decided over 123.5 miles (197.6 kilometres) and the women’s and under 23 women’s titles over 67 miles (107 kilometres).