Tour Series returns to Motherwell

Top cyclists compete around town centre circuit

Mens race

Motherwell will host one round of the OVO Energy Tour Series this May as Britain's leading televised cycle race series and the country's top male and female cyclists return to North Lanarkshire.

The town will welcome the series for a fourth successive year on Tuesday 14 May, giving fans the chance to see Britain's best teams battling it out on their roads at this free-to-attend event.

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland's Director of Events, said: "Events play a key role in our visitor economy and the OVO Energy Tour Series is part of an exciting calendar of cycling events that take place across Scotland each year. EventScotland is delighted to be supporting its return to Motherwell and Aberdeen once again, where cycling fans both on the course and watching at home will be treated to an exciting evening of high calibre racing."

North Lanarkshire has welcomed the Tour Series annually since 2015, with the likes of home heroes Eileen Roe and Katie Archibald having come out on top at the testing Motherwell circuit that finishes on Hamilton Road in the town centre.

"We are delighted to welcome the OVO Energy Tour Series back to Motherwell for another evening of exciting, highly competitive racing," said Council Leader Jim Logue.

"This top level cycling event always attracts a big crowd to our town centre circuit, and local school children have the opportunity to cycle the route during the day as part of our programme to encourage more participation in sport. North Lanarkshire has a strong reputation for hosting first class sporting events and bringing the Tour Series to Motherwell on 14 May is the next important date in our calendar."

Thanks to Scottish Cycling the event in Motherwell will also see a full programme of support activities and races, giving cyclists young and old the chance to ride on the same closed road circuits as their heroes.

Highlights of the OVO Energy Tour Series are screened on ITV4 and broadcast around the world.

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