Local competition winner’s flag to fly at the Halfords Tour Series race

All eyes will be on Natalie Cowan’s flag as the Halford’s Tour Series kicks off in Kirkcaldy next week.

Natalie’s bright flag design was chosen as the winning entry in the Fife school’s competition to design the starter flag that will be used to begin the first and only Scottish round of the race.

The professional city centre cycling race is a team based televised event that is expected to attract thousands of spectators on Tuesday 15 May where ten top British teams will begin their five week battle to be crowned champions of the Series.

To prepare for this event, and allow for the erection of barriers and crowd control, a number of roads will be closed to vehicle traffic for most of the day next Tuesday (15 May). These are parts of the High Street, Tolbooth Street, Hill Street, Whytescauseway and the Esplanade between Nicol Street and Port Brae. Fife Council is advising people to plan their journey to the event in advance and make use of the town’s good public transport links.

To find out more, go to www.tourseries.co.uk. If you would like to cycle to this event, free bike parking will be provided on the Esplanade at the start/ finish area.

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