Final countdown to tour series begins

There's just a few days to go until Kirkcaldy plays host to a national cycle race.

Ten top British cycling teams will visit the Lang Toun on Tuesday 14th May to kick off their five week battle to be crowned champions of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series.

Kirkcaldy was the first Scottish town ever to host a leg when it staged the opening round last year.

As well as the main race, which begins at 7 pm, there’s a packed programme of community events planned in the town starting at 12 noon. Events include races involving local school children and Fife Bike Club members, organised with British Cycling, stalls along the High Street and demonstrations from 7 Stanes display team.

For more information about the day go to Fife Direct.

Councillor Neil Crooks, Chair of Kirkcaldy Area Committee, said, “This event showcases Kirkcaldy on a local and national stage and I hope everyone in the town is looking forward to the event taking place again.

“Fife Council is working together with Kirkcaldy 4 All, Event Scotland and Pearl Izumi Tour Series organisers to ensure this time the event is bigger and better than ever.

“I hope as many people as possible will come along and enjoy what will no doubt be a fantastic spectacle and a great free day out.

“As well as coming along to watch what’s going on, local people can take part in the community parade. This part of the programme starts at 4.30 pm and is a chance for anyone who has a set of wheels to get involved – bikes, scooters, roller skates or even parents with buggies are all welcome to join in!

“This year we would really like people to share their experiences of the day and there are lots of ways to get involved:

In the area? Take a picture and upload them to our Tour Series Flickr group and tweet using #TourSeries.

You can also find Fife Council on Facebook and Twitter.

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