It has been over 4 years since the Pearl Izumi Tour Series took place in Ryde, but professional cycling could soon return to the Island’s streets giving fans the chance to see the world’s best racing on their doorsteps.
According to official documents, a decision will be made on ‘international cycling events’ by the Council’s Cabinet on 10th October.
For 2019, the Tour Series has visited Worcestershire, North Lanarkshire, Aberdeen, County Durham, Wirrall, Wiltshire and Surrey. Meanwhile, the Tour of Britain has passed through Glasgow, the Scottish Borders, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, Wirral, Worcestershire, Warwick and Manchester. The Women’s Tour visited Stowmarket, Kent, Henley, Warwick, Llandrindod Wells and Carmarthen.
This year’s racing has been televised and broadcast through both ITV4 and Eurosport, which could mean worldwide coverage for the Island should one or all of the events take place here.
Further details are yet to be released about the ambitious plans, which are being led by Councillor Wayne Whittle.