Cycling fans will have the chance to meet the world’s top cyclists, including a host of Olympic medallists led by Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, at a team presentation event in Glasgow on Saturday from 16:00, ahead of Stage One.

The special event on George Square, which is free-to-attend, will welcome the teams and riders from the Tour of Britain to Glasgow ahead of the start of Britain’s biggest professional cycle race from the Square the following morning.

Events and activities, including Rollapaluza, will take place on George Square from 16:00 onwards with plenty of fun for all the family. Scottish radio and television presenter Bryan Burnett will be keeping crowds entertained, while mascots from local schools and cycling clubs which will represent the 21 teams taking part in the Tour of Britain, will be presented on the stage during the afternoon.

Each of the 21 teams will appear on stage giving spectators the chance to see the world’s top names interviewed, and to get autographs and photos with their favourite riders from the Tour of Britain field.

Councillor Archie Graham OBE, Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow Life, said: “Since Glasgow last hosted the Tour of Britain Grand Depart ten years ago, the city’s sporting profile has gone from strength to strength. We can’t wait to host the start of this exciting race, and welcome all the participants to our city. 

“The Team Presentation is the perfect opportunity for cycling fans to see their favourite teams and riders before the Grand Depart on Sunday 4 September. We’re planning activities which will keep the whole family entertained, so make sure you head to George Square and join in the fun.” 

Teams will appear on stage from 18:00 onwards starting with UCI WorldTour team Trek Segafredo and culminating in Team Dimension Data of Mark Cavendish at 19:40.  You can find the full schedule here.

Stage One will begin from George Square at 11:30 on Sunday 4 September and feature a racing lap of the city. Following the departure of the Tour of Britain fans can get on their bikes and ride on traffic free roads in the Sky Ride Glasgow.

To find out more and to sign-up to the Sky Ride Glasgow, please click here.

You can find more information about the route for Stage One by viewing an interactive map here and downloading the full ETA for the whole of the Scottish stage.

Details of the timings and road closures for the route and any parking restrictions can be found on the Get Ready Glasgow website here.

Pictured below – Crowds at the Team Presentation before Stage One of the 2015 Tour of Britain in North Wales.