Aberdeen,
14
May
2020
|
12:24
Europe/Amsterdam

Tour of Britain Announcement

Today it was confirmed that following detailed consultations with British Cycling, regional stakeholders, sponsors and partners of the race, the Tour of Britain have decided to postpone the forthcoming edition of the Tour of Britain (6-13 September).

This includes the planned final stage in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said: “We appreciate the cancellation of the Tour of Britain will be a disappointment to many but we must be mindful of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and I’m sure people will regard the decision taken by organisers as the correct one.

“Through our Aberdeen 365 Events Programme and City Centre Masterplan Aberdeen City Council is committed to making Aberdeen a vibrant place to live, work and visit. We will continue to work with partners and stakeholders to ensure that when the event comes to the region in 2021, we are even better placed to celebrate what Aberdeen has to offer to visitors. I also anticipate that attracting footfall throughout the city centre will be key to supporting our economic recovery and 2021 will be an important part of our plans to emerge from this pandemic in as strong a position as possible.”

Leader of Aberdeenshire Council Cllr Jim Gifford said: “Of course it is disappointing to hear of the postponement of the Tour of Britain, however it feels like the correct decision has been taken in the current circumstances. The team involved in bringing this stage to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have been working hard in the background throughout this pandemic to look at the various options and can now begin to focus their efforts on next year.

“I know the communities of Aberdeenshire will be looking forward to the rescheduled date and the global audience will have the chance to see how truly spectacular Aberdeenshire is in 2021.”

For more information on the Tour of Britain announcement please visit; Tour of Britain