Dates and times
Beginning in George Square Glasgow on Saturday 7 September, the eight day race will take the world’s top teams and riders across a 1,250-kilometre route through the south of Scotland, England’s North East and North West and the Heart of England before the finale takes place in Manchester for the first time on Saturday 14 September.
Stage one of the 2019 OVO Energy Tour of Britain will see the world’s top riders tackle a 201-kilometre (125-mile) opening leg from George Square in Glasgow city centre to the town of Kirkcudbright in south west Dumfries & Galloway.
The opening stage on Saturday 7 September will complete a loop of Glasgow city centre before heading south through Renfrewshire, East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire before crossing into Dumfries & Galloway.
While September 2019 is the ninth occasion that Dumfries & Galloway has welcomed a stage finish of Britain’s biggest professional cycle race, it will be the first time that the event has visited Kirkcudbright.
The stage one timetable can be downloaded as a PDF
Click here to explore the stage one route map.
INFORMATION FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS
The Glasgow Life team are hosting open drop-in sessions for local businesses and residents who have questions about parking restrictions in the city during the event. No need to register, just pop in to chat to the team on any of the days below.
Friday 23 August, 2pm - 7pm Millennium Hotel (reception area), George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DS
Tuesday 27 August, 11am - 5pm, Buchanan Galleries, Ground Floor
Wednesday 4 September, 5pm - 8pm, Millennium Hotel (reception area), George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DS
George Square, Glasgow, G2 1DU