In a matter of days the 2017 Tour Series and Matrix Fitness Grand Prix will be underway, with the opening round kicking off in Redditch. Whether you are hardcore fan or new to the sport here’s everything you need to know before coming along to spectate.

Where will you be watching? 

Visiting ten locations around the UK, there’s plenty of opportunity to get alongside a barrier and witness cycling’s most thrilling format up close. Find your nearest venue from the list below and check out the dedicated Round pages for circuit maps, schedules and much more!

1) Redditch : Tuesday 9th May : Find out more
2) Stoke-on-Trent : Thursday 11th May : Find out more
3) Northwich : Friday 12th May : Find out more
4) Wembley Park : Tuesday 16th May : Find out more
5) Croydon : Thursday 18th May : Find out more
6) Bath : Saturday 21st May : Find out more
7) Motherwell : Tuesday 23rd May : Find out more
8) Aberdeen : Thursday 25th May : Find out more
9) Durham : Saturday 27th May : Find out more
10) : Monday 29th May : Find out more

Upgrade your experience

Fancy treating yourself or a loved one? Why not upgrade your Tour Series experience with VIP Hospitality. A guaranteed finish line view, complementary food and a bottomless bar throughout the evening all under the cover of marquee tents (for those traditional British Summer evenings).

At just £40 (+VAT) a ticket what’s not to love! For more information and to book tickets click the link below:

What can I expect?

If you are new to criterium racing you can expect to see a lot of fast-paced, high-octane racing up close. Competing on short technical circuits, it’s the perfect spectator sport watching riders tear past multiple times at speeds of up to 45kph, an action packed hour of racing guaranteed!

For the tacticians amongst you, the Tour Series is all about the teams, which is what makes it unique. When a rider crosses the finish line first it doesn’t necessarily mean that the team has won the round. They get the honour and glory of the individual win, but the aim for teams is to complete the race in the lowest cumulative time with their five riders, making them the fastest team on the night.

Don’t just take our word for it, check out our promo video below to whet your appetite.

Who’s Who?
The best British men’s and women’s teams will compete in the Tour Series and Matrix Fitness Grand Prix in 2017. Check out our team page below for the roster of competing teams. Don’t delay! Place your bets, pledge your allegiance and predict your winning teams for the series.

Not only that, you can dig a little deeper and nominate your stars of the Tour Series by downloading the official rider lists.

Visit the Team page HERE
Don’t forget if you can’t make it to a round in person, the Tour Series will be shown on ITV4 the night after the race. But there’s no need to trawl through your Radio Times…check out our TV page HERE for the full listings.

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