The Tour Series kicks off a weekend of great sport and food in Castle Douglas, as the Food Town welcomes cyclists of all abilities and ages to participate in their own version of the elite races. The festival will also showcase the very best of locally produced food and drinks alongside demonstrations from renowned chefs.

Entries are open now for the events on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with a sportive, hill-climb, and fun town centre races all available for people to take part in.

There is also music and entertainment throughout the weekend. For all of the latest updates and detailed timings follow the CD Bike and Food Festival on Facebook.

Thursday 12 August

  • 1pm | Active Schools and children’s events (King Street)
  • 4pm | Tour Series warm-up begins
  • 6pm | Women’s race
  • 7.30pm | Men’s race

Friday 13 August

Your chance to race on the same course as the Tour Series with youth, junior and senior races for men and women.

  • 12 to 6pm | CD King Street criteriums ENTER HERE

Saturday 14 August

The chance to try food & drink from across Dumfries & Galloway and take part in a hill climb challenge through the town centre.

  • All day | Street market on King Street
  • 12 to 6pm | Drink’s festival on King Street
  • 12 to 5pm | Chef demos
  • 4pm | King Street hill-climb ENTER HERE

Sunday 15 August

Explore scenic gravel routes in the Galloway Forest and be back in Castle Douglas with time to sample more local produce.

  • 9am | Castle Douglas Bike and Food Gravel Sportive presented by STUDIOVELO ENTER HERE
  • All day | Local producers market on Market Hill
  • 12 to 4pm | Food and drink workshops

Spectator update

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 1,000 spectators in order to allow the event to take place and to mitigate the associated risks. Registrations are now open via Eventbrite 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.

In line with the planned lifting of major COVID-19 restrictions in Scotland on 9 August it may be that capacity limits for the Tour Series event are able to be lifted or increased. Further updates will be available via the Tour Series website.