A new route has today been announced for a major cycling event set to take place in the heart of Aberdeen
The OVO Energy Tour Services circuit for this year has been launched – and will take in Broad Street.
The 1.3km cycling event will begin and end on Broad Street, outside Marischal College.
From there, keen riders will proceed down Upperkirkgate, Schoolhill, Back Wynd, Little Belmont Street and Belmont Street, before going down Union Street and rejoining Broad Street.
There will also be a number of activity zones set up around the route.
Councillor Jenny Laing, Aberdeen City Council co-leader, said: “The OVO Energy Tour Series has really captured the imagination of the north-east public and there has been an amazing atmosphere at the previous two events. I’m looking forward to another fantastic day as the 2019 series arrives in Aberdeen.
“We have invested significantly in our Aberdeen 365 events strategy, bringing world class attractions to the city. These draw visitors from near and far as well as raising the profile of Aberdeen as a destination.
“The old and new of the regenerated Broad Street, flanked by Marischal College and Marischal Square, is a perfect showcase for the wider transformation of the city and it promises to be another wonderful occasion.”
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Mick Bennett, race director of the OVO Energy Tour Series organising company SweetSpot, added: “Our previous two events in Aberdeen have been a fantastic success and we are sure that the new circuit will prove popular with spectators and riders, while also showcasing the fantastic backdrop of Marischal College.
“The support of Aberdeen City Council and Scottish Cycling will again create an amazing atmosphere and give cyclists young and old the chance to try out the new circuit.”
It will take place on May 16, following on from two successful years.