The Tour Series, the unique town and city centre televised race series, will this year take place in early August 2021.

Organisers SweetSpot have confirmed the move from the series’ traditional May date following the cancellation of the 2020 event due to the global health situation.

Tour Series events will be held over the first two weeks of August. Each round will again feature both a men’s and women’s race. Highlights of the Tour Series will remain on free-to-air ITV4 in the UK with more details about the broadcast package for the series to be announced during the year.

The confirmed dates and locations of the rounds will be announced in the coming months alongside more details on the 2021 Tour Series.

As part of their long-standing efforts to promote Britain’s leading domestic teams and riders, SweetSpot are also actively exploring the possibility of staging the first-ever virtual Tour Series to fill the void in the road racing calendar triggered by ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

The company successfully staged a three-day Women’s Tour on the online RGT platform last June after the prestigious UCI Women’s WorldTour race was postponed. The SKODA V-Women’s Tour, which was shown live on BBC Sport and generated 1.5m video views on social media, was won by Welsh rider Leah Dixon (Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank).