Jurys Inn to present Wembley Park Tour Series event
10 April 2017 09:00am
Today leading UK mid-market hotel chain Jurys Inn have been announced as the headline sponsor of The Tour Series event when it comes to Wembley Park this May for the first time ever.
Jurys Inn are delighted to present the very first Wembley Park round for this year's Tour Series. The race is already set to be one of the most exciting ever and we're confident that race-goers and visitors will enjoy this iconic event.
Jason Carruthers, Managing Director, Jurys Inn
The event will bring Britain's leading male and female cyclists to the iconic location for a spectacular evening of racing on Tuesday 16 May. The Tour Series will visit Wembley Park, an area undergoing a landmark regeneration, with races on a 1.5km circuit of the area, including the concourse of Wembley Stadium and Olympic Way, known to fans the world over as Wembley Way.
Commenting on the announcement, Jason Carruthers, Managing Director, Jurys Inn said; "Jurys Inn are delighted to present the very first Wembley Park round for this year's Tour Series. The race is already set to be one of the most exciting ever and we're confident that race-goers and visitors will enjoy this iconic event."
The Wembley Park round, presented by Jurys Inn, will feature an afternoon of community events and non-elite activities on the circuit from 11:00 onwards, before the Brother Corporate Grand Prix kicks off the racing at 16:30, with up to 15 teams battling it out in a ProAm relay format.
Spectators can look forward to seeing 13 top women's teams battling it out in the Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series race at 18:30, including UCI teams Drops and Team WNT, plus the Storey Racing squad of Britain's most decorated Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey.
The men's teams will take to the circuit for Round Four of The Tour Series at 20:30, led by defending team champions JLT Condor of double-Olympic Champion Ed Clancy OBE, racing into the twilight, with the race and podium presentations concluding shortly before 22:00 on the Finish Straight outside the London Designer Outlet.
Adding to this, Angus Dodd, Chief Executive of Quintain (delivering Wembley Park), said:
"We're delighted that Jurys Inn will be the headline sponsor at the Wembley Park round of the Tour Series. We very much look forward to hosting the fourth round and are excited to announce Jurys Inn's involvement at the event taking place at Wembley Park, an area which is fast establishing itself as a destination alive with activity and experiences as well as a great place to live."
Commenting on the event, Mick Bennett, Race Director of organisers SweetSpot said; "We are delighted to be bringing The Tour Series to Wembley Park and welcome the news of the partnership with Jurys Inn to elevate the profile of the event further still.
"We are privileged to have the opportunity to race in this spectacular location and one that is so synonymous with world-class sporting events."
The Tour Series will get underway at Redditch in Worcestershire on Tuesday 9 May, finishing three weeks later in Stevenage on Bank Holiday Monday, 29 May.
Highlights of every round of The Tour Series will be shown on ITV4, with programmes also be available on demand via the ITV Hub.
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