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    OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2019

    Fri, 23 Aug 2019

    The OVO Energy Tour of Britain will return to Ayrshire this September.

    Stage One of the Tour will start in George Square, Glasgow on Saturday 7 September and will see some of the world’s top cyclists competing on over 200 km of road finishing the first day’s racing in Kirkcudbright.

    East Ayrshire will welcome the first of the riders just after 11:00 at Kings Ford, Stewarton before they race on through Kilmaurs, Kilmarnock and Crookedholm leaving East Ayrshire after Galston.

    The race will head to Tarbolton, Mossblown and Coylton before heading back into East Ayrshire at Dalrymple. The last stretch in Ayrshire will run from Straiton and will leave Dalmellington at approximately 13:20.

    Ayrshire’s countryside lends itself perfectly to competitive racing. The first intermediate sprint will take place in East Ayrshire on London Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7BU at 11:40. There will also be two King of the Mountain climbs. The first climb will be on the B741 Dalmellington Road at approximately 12:55 and the second climb will be on the A713 at Carsphairn Road at approximately 13:10.

    In addition to the top class cycling on offer for spectators, community events will be held along the route. The free, fun events will host a variety of activities and will include all ability cycles, a climbing wall, bubble football, tennis and carnival stalls.

    Community events will be held at:
    • Council HQ carpark, London Road, Kilmarnock from 10am until 12pm
    • Barmill Pitch, Galston from 10am until 12pm
    • Doon Valley Leisure Centre from 11am until 1pm
    • Stewarton Tennis Club from 1pm until 5pm

    For more information about the community events please contact 01563 576321 or email vibrantcommunities@east-ayrshire.gov.uk

     

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