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OVO Energy Tour of Britain spectator guide – Kirkcudbright

Kirkcudbright Tour of Britain

Attending the OVO Energy Tour of Britain stage finish in Kirkcudbright on Saturday 7 September? Plan your day with our handy spectator guide.

Attending the OVO Energy Tour of Britain stage finish in Kirkcudbright on Saturday 7 September? Plan your day with our handy spectator guide.

Britain’s biggest and most prestigious cycle race heads to Dumfries and Galloway on day one of the 2019 event. Please consider the following information when planning your journey ahead of race day.

Click here to download this guide as a PDF.

Accessibility

FREE PARK AND RIDE SERVICE: An extensive car park will be in operation at the entrance of the town on the A711 (near James Smith Fencing, Lynnbank, Tongland, Kirkcudbright DG6 4LU).

Car parking will be free; shuttle buses will take spectators the one mile into town.

The park and ride scheme will run from 09:30 to 17:30; we ask that race fans seeking to watch the stage from along the route before heading to the finish to arrive as early as possible.

RAIL: Buses are Kirkcudbright’s only available form of public transport. The nearest railway stations are at Dumfries, Lockerbie and Carlisle.

BUS: Stagecoach services 431, 501, 502, 505 and 517 serve Kirkcudbright – routes will be diverted on race day owing to the finish location.

Click here for full timetables and here for live bus timings.

BIKE: Kirkcudbright Tennis Club (St. Mary Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4AAwill be transformed into a secure bike park from 10am to 5pm on the day.

ROAD: Kirkcudbright is a short drive from the A75. However, extensive road closures will be in place on Saturday 7 September – please use the park and ride operation that will be running from the outskirts of Kirkcudbright.

Tour Village

Don’t forget to visit the Tour Village by St Cuthberts Church, offering fans a big screen showing full live coverage of the stage, plus exhibits from race partners.

Local amenities

Nearby Castle Douglas will be a vibrant destination in its own right over the OVO Energy Tour of Britain Grand Départ weekend, as it celebrates its annual Harvest Food Festival.

Downloads and links

Click here to visit the stage one hub | Click here to download this guide as a PDF.

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