Cycle racing to return to city centre

Top cyclists will be back in action in Aberdeen on Thursday 16 May 2019.

The OVO Energy Tour Series is Britain’s leading domestic televised race series, with a unique team-based format for both men and women’s teams.

Aberdeen is one of two Scottish rounds on the calendar (along with Motherwell).

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said: “We are delighted that the OVO Energy Tour Series is set to return to Aberdeen.

“The 2017 and 2018 Tour Series events were outstanding with people lining the streets to support both the community races and the amazing professional athletes.

“This leading cycling race is one of the first events in our ambitious summer programme and is part of our wider Aberdeen 365 Events Strategy, a City Centre Masterplan initiative, which will see events such as The OVO Energy Tour Series and Great Aberdeen Run bring the streets of Aberdeen to life.”

OVO Energy Tour Series Race Director Mick Bennett said: “The Scottish week of the OVO Energy Tour Series has become a cornerstone of the calendar in recent years, with both events enjoying great support from spectators and the wide range of participants taking part in the Scottish Cycling support events.”

Details of the Aberdeen event, including the city centre circuit that will be used by the elite riders, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “After the successful delivery of last year’s event, EventScotland is delighted to be supporting Aberdeen to bring the OVO Energy Tour Series back to the city for a second consecutive year.

“The local community really got behind the event and we expect the same again this year.”

Aberdeen: a cycling city