Galashiels will welcome Britain’s leading male and female cyclists for the first time when it hosts the Tour Series, the fun, free and family-friendly cycling event, in May.
The historic Scottish Borders town, famed for its links to the textile industry, will host round two of the leading televised cycle race series on Wednesday 4 May. It will be the first time that the event has come to the Scottish Borders.
This new-for-2022 round will take place on a technical circuit, which starts and finishes adjacent to the idyllic Bank Street gardens. The women’s race will start at 5.30pm, followed by the men’s race at 7.30pm. Throughout the day there will be other activities and entertainment around the course in the heart of Galashiels.
Riders will also pass by the Burgh Chambers and War Memorial, and the Great Tapestry of Scotland during the one-kilometre (0.7mi) lap that twists its way through the town.
Find out more on the Tour Series website.
About the 2022 Tour Series
Galashiels will become the sixth Scottish host venue in Tour Series history, following on from Castle Douglas, which hosted last year’s Grand Final. The Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling and CAMS – Basso teams were crowned as the men’s and women’s champions respectively in 2021; both teams are expected to race for glory once again in Galashiels in May.
Now in its 13th year, the Tour Series remains unique in professional cycling owing to its team-based format. Highlights of both the men’s and women’s races will once again be broadcast on ITV4.
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