Tour Of Britain - Sunday 4 September 2022

Tour Of Britain - Sunday 4 September 2022

By Experience Huntly on 27/05/2022

Aberdeenshire Council wish to inform communities and businesses of a major sporting event that will take place on Sunday 4th September this year. 

The Tour of Britain is an 8-day professional cycle race that attracts world wide attention. Some of the world’s best riders compete in teams to win a number of competitions within the race including the overall race winner. Aberdeenshire Council are jointly hosting the first stage of the race with Aberdeen City Council. A two-year deal was secured and last year the race successfully went from Stonehaven, over the Cairn o’ Mount and finished on Aberdeen’s beach front. This year, the race will start in Aberdeen City centre and will finish at the Glenshee Ski Centre. The race will pass through many communities and this is a chance for visitors and residents to experience a world class sporting event for free as it winds its way through Aberdeenshire.  See website for tour route.

Many residents were surprised at how big an event it was last year. There is a large convoy of race vehicles, a police presence, 120 riders, camera crews, an overhead helicopter and the amazing atmosphere that can only be found at live events. It is a chance to get close to the riders and see them riding on local roads. There is live tv coverage and a popular highlights programme in the evening. The footage is broadcast to over 140 countries and is available online. For many of the communities, disruption on the day will be minimal with a rolling road closure for approximately 30 minutes. Details of the timings are not available yet but will be published on the website, which will be updated with all of the information about the race as it become available 

We are working with several communities who wish to run some additional activities on the day and our school teams have a two-week programme of events in the run up of events. If you have any questions on the race or would like your community to get more involved, please contact Gary Hughes at gary.hughes@aberdeenshire.gov.uk .  

 

 

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