A Public Meeting will be held in Kirkcudbright on the evening of Monday 24 June, in the Cochran Hall to promote the Tour of Britain and involve local people and cycling fans in the preparation and management of the event. The Public Meeting is being organised jointly by the Council, the Tour of Britain and Kirkcudbright Community Council and starts at 7pm.
The Tour of Britain will visit Kirkcudbright on the high profile first Stage of the 2019 Tour, which takes place between Saturday 7 and Saturday 14 September.
One hundred and twenty cyclists will participate in the Tour, representing 20 professional cycling teams, many of which will also be taking part in the world class Tours in France, Italy and Spain. The Glasgow to Kirkcudbright Stage will be covered live on ITV and syndicated race coverage will be shown in more than a hundred countries worldwide.
Rob Kennison of the Tour of Britain said;
“Within the Tour we’ve always enjoyed our visits to Dumfries and Galloway and benefitted from the cooperation of the Council, cycling clubs and local communities. The Tour of Britain is now a massive global event and one of our nation’s biggest live sporting occasion and we want to do our best for all involved. I hope people come out for the meeting on the 24 June and find out more about this year’s Tour.”
Councillor Adam Wilson, Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Events Champion said;
“The Tour of Britain returning to our region is a huge opportunity which is why we are committed to ongoing consultation with local communities that host major events – and the Tour of Britain is a significant event for our region to welcome and host. The Public Meeting is our first way to engage with residents and cycling fans to generate ideas to showcase the town, and work closely with the people of Kirkcudbright around the delivery of the Tour of Britain.”
Organisers will do a (free) prize draw on the night for one lucky winner to win 2 VIP hospitality invitations to the Tour of Britain on Saturday 7 September.