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Proper Northern Road Race Series


In 2022, Cold Dark North brings you a series of three National B (E123) road races which we’re calling the Proper Northern Road Race Series. The Series is for teams and individuals. There will be separate Men's and Women's races. Equal prize money will be awarded to both.


Race Rounds


As you’ve come to expect, our races take place on familiar grippy Northern roads with summit or hill top finishes. Weather is almost always a factor too. Proper racing on proper courses.


Round 1 - Sunday March 27 - Capernwray Road Race - Results here

Round 2 - Sunday May 15 - Aughton Road Race - Results here

Round 3 - Sunday July 10 - Oakenclough Road Race - Enter here


The Men’s races will take place in the morning and the Women’s races in the afternoon of each race day.





Each round will have Men’s and Women’s:


Individual podium prizes 

First Junior

Team prize


Combativity Prize


Individual Riders


There will also be an overall series winner in each of the above categories (except Combativity).


BC Points will be awarded as usual. Series Points will be awarded to the first 20 finishers.


Team Series


Both Men’s and Women’s Teams will be made up of the following:


Minimum 4 riders/maximum 5 (3 riders count for Team Series Points)


Teams and Individuals will be informed whether their entries have been successful on close of entries . Preference will be given to Teams entering all three Rounds of the Series.


We will accept entries from “composite teams” made up of individuals. We’ll need a main point of contact (e.g. team manager, DS or other designated person). 

Our Thanks


Proper Northern Race Series is supported by Ribble Cycles who have helped make both the running of these races and the significant prize commitments possible. Together with Ribble, we are also grateful to ongoing support from Attacus CyclingBecome Wild Edale and Crimson Performance. Each of these awesome businesses deserves your attention because they offer brilliant goods and experiences and are run by real, genuine, ace people. Please do check them out and be sure to thank them for helping to support the Proper Northern Race Series.

Further Information and FAQs


If you have any further questions regarding the Series, the individual Races or any other aspect of the Proper Northern Race Series, please contact Deb John by email at 


We look forward to seeing you in March for some PROPER racing.


Photos by the very excellent Ellen Isherwood

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