Aylsham to throw open doors for televised event

Just Regional
Mar 14, 2013 2 mins read

Britain’s leading cycle race Series, The Tour Series, will reach the climax of its fifth season of racing in East Anglia this June, as Aylsham, Norfolk and Ipswich, Suffolk make their debuts as venues.

The events in Aylsham and Ipswich will go back to back on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th June, making for a spectacular and action packed double hit of top-class cycle racing in both counties for fans to enjoy.

Short, spectator friendly circuits in both venues will host hour long professional races at 7pm, coming at the end of a day of cycling themed activities and events, with highlights from both races shown on ITV4.

Barry Stone, Norfolk County Council’s Cabinet member for Cultural Services, said: “Norfolk has really embraced The Tour of Britain over the last three years and I have no doubt that we will also see large crowds heading to Aylsham on Thursday June 13 to enjoy The Tour Series.”

Stuart Clancy, Broadland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, commented: “We are hugely honoured to be welcoming The Tour Series to Aylsham. I know the local business and resident community are extremely excited to play host to such a prestigious event. We will make it a day to remember!”

The Tour Series is a unique team based Series, pitting ten of Britain’s leading teams against each other, with the all-important team victory on the night being the ultimate goal in the eleven round Series.

Aylsham and Ipswich join Kirkcaldy, Redditch, Torquay and Colchester as rounds officially announced by organisers SweetSpot Group, with the full 2013 calendar to be revealed next week.

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