Friday, 10 May 2013

Pearl Izumi Cycle Race May 2013

One of  Britain’s leading televised cycle race series will return to Torquay on 28th May as the country’s leading professional cycling teams battle it out on the English Riviera in Round Six of the Series.

This event was very well attended last year with Over 12,500 spectators lining the streets of Torquay and this year numbers are expected to increase. The Pearl Izumi Tour Series taking place in the southwest event will be televised on ITV4 on at 10pm on Wednesday 29th May.

The Tour Series celebrates its fifth season of competition in 2013.  Past winners of the unique competition include Team Halfords Bikehut (2009), Motorpoint Marshalls Pasta (2010), Rapha Condor Sharp (2011) and Endura Racing (2012).

The itinerary for the event are as follows:

11:00 to 12:30
British Cycling Go Ride Children’s Races for under 16s.  No experience necessary.
Events can be entered on the day. Between Kings Drive Traffic lights and Belgrave Road.

12:30 to 13:30
Sarah’s Unicycles on Torre Abbey Meadows

13:00 to 14:15
Youth A&B Circuit Races for experienced regional cyclists – ages 12-16 years old.  Pre-entry via British Cycling website or on the day. Riders should be licence holders.
Same section of road as Go Ride races but using both sections of road and with a 10ft slot left to turn at traffic light end.

14:30 to 15:30
MDCC Go Ride Bike handling skills on Torre Abbey Meadows

14:30 to 16:00
Community Fun Race – Teams of 3 from local businesses and interest groups
15:30 to 16:00
Lee Musslewhite BMX Flatland champion
16:00 to 17:00
Sarah’s Unicycles on Torre Abbey Meadows
16:15 to 17:30
Regional A Race for South West Riders.  Pre-entry via British Cycling Website or on the day.  Riders should be licence holders.

17:00 to 18:30
Bikeability Level 1 sessions on Torre Abbey Meadows
19:00 to 20:15
Tour Series race starts (one hour + five laps)

Podium ceremony and presentations

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