Drop-in event ahead of cycling races

Tuesday 2 May, Motherwell Library

Motherwell 2 May

A drop-in event is being held on Tuesday 2 May to give residents and businesses in Motherwell information about The Tour Series cycling event later that month.

Our staff will be available in Motherwell Library between 2.00pm and 7.00pm to provide information and answer any questions.

Letters have been sent to properties around the town advising that The Tour Series and Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series are returning to Motherwell for the third year on 23 May.

In the afternoon, local school pupils have the opportunity to cycle around the circuit, before a series of amateur races hosted by Scottish Cycling. Then a corporate race organised by the council will help raise money for the Westfield Health British Transplant Games which are coming to North Lanarkshire in July.

From 5.30pm Britain's top male and female professional cyclists will race around the 1.2km town centre circuit. Among the women's teams taking part this year is Storey Racing, the new team of Dame Sarah Storey, Britain's most decorated Paralympian.

As a result of the event, a number of roads - High Road, Farm Street, part of Ladywell Road, Douglas Street and part of Hamilton Road - will be closed from 7.00am until midnight that day.

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