Cycling fever hit Birkenhead as the OVO Energy Tour Series and Tour of Britain came to the borough for the very first time!
The team-based OVO Energy Tour Series brings together the best in British professional male and female cyclists. Riders, included 14-time Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey and three-time Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy, They were in action and up-close as they raced around a 1.3km circuit of historic Hamilton Square and surrounding area at speeds of up to 60kmph.
During the day, local schools and amateur cyclists had the chance to ride on the circuit before the elite women’s race at 17:30 and the elite men’s race at 19:00 rounded out the evening.
The OVO Energy Tour Series is part of an exciting line-up of major cultural and sporting events taking place in Wirral this year as it celebrates being Borough of Culture for Liverpool City Region.
Later on this Summer professional cycling will return to the Wirral with Britain’s biggest professional road race the OVO Energy Tour of Britain visiting on Wednesday 11 September 2019.