Sunderland are preparing to welcome some of the best cyclists when the Tour Series comes to the city on Tuesday May 10, for a second consecutive year.
Britain’s leading men’s and women’s teams will battle it out for glory on the roads of Mowbray Park on Tuesday afternoon in the UK’s most prestigious televised national cycling series.
Last year’s race, which drew a crowd of 5,000, saw future CAMS Women’s Series Champions – Basso and Canyon dhb male runners-up SunGod take the wins in the single team format. The event generated over £70,000 for the local economy.
Visitors can enjoy the build in Mowbray Park in the town center from 3pm where they can enjoy a range of free fun outdoor games and activities with Active Sunderland, live music, d amazing bike stunts from 3SIXTY and more.
A selection of food and drink will also be available before the main event begins at 5.30pm with the women’s race, followed by the men’s race at 7.30pm on the racetrack around the perimeter of Mowbray Park.
Councilor Graeme Miller, Leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Tour Series to Sunderland for a second year in a row. It was such a fantastic sight to see some of the country’s best cyclists racing in the streets around downtown last summer and I know a lot of people will be thrilled to see his return.
“It also promises to be a brilliant afternoon for families with something for everyone. Whether it’s battling it out with friends and family in our static cycling challenge, incredible displays of bike stunts and fun outdoor games, there are plenty of free activities for the whole family.
“It’s one of many major sporting events to look forward to in our city this year. We also have the Super Series Grand Final Triathlon in Sunderland for the first time in August and the Tour of Britain in September.
“As well as being the perfect opportunity to showcase our city to a wider audience, we hope all of these events will inspire more people to cycle as part of our swim, bike and run program over the course of the year. years to come and enjoy all the mental and physical health benefits that physical activity brings.”
Road closures will be in place on:
- Burdon Road – 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Park Road and Toward Road – 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
- Borough Road – 3pm to 9:45pm
Anyone driving to the event can find details of city center parking here: https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/article/13615/City-centre-parking-map. Please note that the civic center car park is now closed.
For more information visit: British Cycling Tour Series – MySunderland