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Tour of Ayrshire cycling event could be Axed

Organisers appear to rule out inclusion of the event in the 2018 UCI Calendar after missing the deadline to submit the route of the race

Organisers had been working “flat out” with authorities to thrash out a new course for next year

“We have been working flat out with the authorities to get a route that will work for the event taking into account what we have learnt from 2017.

“Unfortunately, we have not been able to get an acceptable route approved before the deadlines set by the UCI.”

The event joined the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World series, organised by Galazo Cycling and East Ayrshire Council, who brought the first Marmotte Gran Fondo to the UK for the first time earlier this year.

Over 2000 riders from 18 countries took part in the inaugural Tour of Ayrshire.

According to the council, a new set-up had been planned after “feedback” from those involved in organising the race and local residents.

Angie Bennett, Service Manager, Vibrant Communities, advised: “We had a very positive meeting with the Golazo CEO in June following this year’s event. We reflected on feedback from stakeholders and communities — and the event organisers — and we devised an alternative route for consideration for 2018. Since then there have been limited opportunities to progress this with Golazo as this is peak cycling season, and as such, we have received no indication from them that our proposals for a revised route are not acceptable."

“From recent conversations, however, we now understand that the event may not go ahead in East Ayrshire in 2018 — but we have yet to receive formal notification from the organisers that this is the case. This comes as massive disappointment for us, particularly since this year’s event was a great success and really helped to consolidate East Ayrshire’s position as a cycling destination."

“We valued the opportunity to work with Golazo during this year’s event and hope that we can work together in the future to continue to promote cycling in East Ayrshire.”

Tour of Ayrshire cycling event could be Axed

 
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