With six weeks to go, one of Scotland’s top racing cyclists has confirmed she will compete in the Matrix Fitness Women’s Grand Prix in Motherwell on Tuesday 26 May.

Charline Joiner is part of Team WNT Cycling and will be riding in the event on 26 May. As well as the women’s race, the event includes Round Four of the men’s Pearl Izumi Tour Series.

Charline came second overall in the Grand Prix Series last year, behind fellow Scot Eileen Roe, and she was a member of Team Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2010 Games in Delhi, where she won a Silver medal with team-mate Jenny Davis in the Team Sprint event. Originally from Dunfermline, Charline now lives and trains in Glasgow and is supported By Scottish Cycling.

“Road racing is exciting for both the competitors and spectators, and the Matrix Fitness Grand Prix has attracted some of the best teams in Britain,” explains Charline.

“We compete over five rounds and Motherwell is the only venue in Scotland so I’m particularly looking forward to that race on home ground.

“And it would be great to have some local support – the noisier the crowd, the better the atmosphere! So I hope lots of people in Motherwell will come out and enjoy the action on 26 May – it will be a fantastic race.”

If you would like to get involved in cycling, just like Charline, for sport, leisure, to stay fit or have fun Scottish Cycling has the opportunity for you. With more than 170 affiliated clubs across the country and more than 650 events to choose from it has never been easier to get involved. 

Visit www.scottishcycling.org.uk to find out how to contact your local clubs and find out more about the range of cycling and coaching opportunities.

The Matrix Fitness Women’s Grand Prix and Pearl Izumi Tour Series will see the leading British professional cycling teams racing over a 1.7km street circuit in Motherwell town centre. Among the teams taking part are Team Wiggins, formed by Britain’s first ever Tour de France Champion Sir Bradley Wiggins, and ONE Pro Cycling which includes England cricketer and Ashes winner Matt Prior.

Spectators will have a close up view of the athletes as they race from the start/finish line on Hamilton Road then around High Road, Farm Street, Ladywell Road and Douglas Street.  The Ordnance Survey circuit map can be found here.

For more information, go to www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/tourseries