A MAMMOTH cycling race will pass through Ayrshire again this September.

The OVO Energy Tour of Britain will see some of the world’s top cyclists competing on over 200km of road.

East Ayrshire will welcome the first of the riders just after 11am on Saturday, September 7 at Kings Ford, Stewarton before they race on through Kilmaurs, Kilmarnock and Crookedholm leaving East Ayrshire after Galston.

The race will head to Tarbolton, Mossblown and Coylton before heading back into East Ayrshire at Dalrymple. The last stretch in Ayrshire will run from Straiton and will leave Dalmellington at approximately 13:20.

Ayrshire’s countryside lends itself perfectly to competitive racing.

A host of community events will also be held along the route.

The free, fun events will host a variety of activities and will include all ability cycles, a climbing wall, bubble football, tennis and carnival stalls.

More information on the route and rolling road closures is available online - https://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/

For more information about the community events please contact 01563 576321 or email vibrantcommunities@east-ayrshire.gov.uk