Castle Douglas is getting set to hold its biggest cycling event since the Tour of Britain in 2016 as the final round of the Tour Series, Britain’s leading town and city centre televised race series, heads to Dumfries & Galloway.
Thursday 12 August will see elite men’s and women’s racing on 1.4-kilometre (0.9-mile) circuit based around the Market Hill in Castle Douglas as a part of the CD Bike and Food Festival that takes place across the weekend. Highlights will be broadcast on ITV4 the following evening.
The circuit will include Queen Street, St Andrew Street, Church Street and Academy Street providing a range of great viewing opportunities for spectators around the whole circuit during the two elite races.
Tour Series organisers SweetSpot are working with stakeholders in Scotland and Dumfries & Galloway Council to make this a safe event for spectators.
As a result, and owing to current COVID-19 guidelines in Scotland, the event will be ticketed (free of charge) and limited to 2,500 spectators in order to allow the event to take place and to mitigate the associated risks. Registrations are now open via Eventbrite here and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Children under the age of 12 do not require tickets.
To allow the event to happen we appreciate the patience of the whole Castle Douglas community and in particular the people who live within the race circuit. Each household will be supplied with wristbands which will be used as tickets during the event allowing them to come and go as usual. Any enquiries can be made at the CD Bike and Food Festival HQ in the Toffee Shop, King Street.