Scotland’s premier road race event kicks off this weekend for a summer of racing that is expected to see some of Scotland’s top talent battle it out for the overall winner’s jersey.
The Scottish Power Renewables SuP6R Six Series starts on Saturday March 5 in East Lothian and ends in Falkirk on Sunday August 7, with six races giving riders the chance to reach the top spot.
The series operates a points system, with winners from each race announced on the day – but an overall winner will top the standings at the end of the series.
Courses will be up to 80 miles long and racing entries are still open.
Scottish Cycling chief executive Jackie Davidson said: “Cycling has continued to increase in popularity during the past few years thanks to continued medal successes.
“The 2011 SuP6R Six Series is a great opportunity for riders to take part in this ever growing sporting activity and for spectators to see what top quality road racing can offer audiences.
“There are some great talents emerging in Scotland and with some high-end sporting events coming our way soon, this will be a good opportunity to get behind Scottish cyclists.”
SuP6R Six Series Dates
Round One – Saturday March 5 – Gifford
Round Two – Sunday April 3 – Rosneath
Round Three – Sunday May 8 – Fife
Round Four – Sunday June 5 – Ayr
Round Five – Saturday July 2 – Glasgow
Round Six – Sunday August 7 – Falkirk
More at www.scottishcycling.org.uk