News: Tour Series to Race Stranraer

Tour Series News – The long running and sought after circuit race series is heading to Stranraer (West of Dumfries in Southern Scotland) on May 12

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News: Tour Series to Race Stranraer

Stranraer in Southern Scotland will welcome Britain’s leading male and female cyclists when it hosts the Tour Series, the fast and furious town centre bike races on May 12. The Toon will host round four of the leading televised cycle race series on Thursday 12 May, adding to Dumfries & Galloway’s already strong ties to the sport.

Last year’s Tour Series Grand Final took place in nearby Castle Douglas, while the popular cycling region has previously hosted eight Tour of Britain stage finishes, most recently in Kirkcudbright three years ago.

First held in 2009 starting out in Milton Keynes, and 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.

This new-for-2022 round will take place in the heart of the Stranraer, starting and finishing adjacent to its harbour and marina. Riders will also pass by the Castle of St. John, which dates back to the 16th century, and the Stranraer Museum during the 1km (0.6mi) lap that twists its way through the town.

Mick Bennett, Tour Series race director, said: “The people of Dumfries and Galloway have always got behind our events so, following on from the success of last year’s Tour Series round in Castle Douglas, we’re delighted to be returning in 2022. We’ve never been able to take an event to Stranraer before – until now that is, so I’d like to thank everybody involved in bringing the Tour Series to the Toon. We’re looking forward to visiting in May for what promises to be a day of action-packed, free-to-watch sport!”

Last year’s round in Castle Douglas saw the Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling and CAMS – Basso teams crowned as the men’s and women’s champions respectively. Both teams are expected to race for glory in Stranraer in May.

Five rounds for the 2022 series have already been announced:

1. Guisborough will host the opener once again on Bank Holiday Monday (2 May),

2. A first-ever visit to Galashiels in the Scottish Borders is on Wednesday 4 May.

3. Sunderland returns for a second year running on Tuesday 10 May.

4. Stranraer – see above

5. Round five takes place in Clacton-on-Sea (Thursday 19 May)

6. May 21st sees the Tour Series visit London for the first time since 2018 when Barking hosts what promises to be one of the quickest rounds in history on Saturday 21 May.

Further details of this year’s series will be announced in the coming weeks.

With two months remaining until the action gets underway there are a range of sponsorship opportunities available with the Tour Series for 2022. Packages range from the title partnership of the event to sponsorship of individual classifications or awards and digital and broadcast opportunities. Visit for more.


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