The Tour Series, the UK’s leading cycle race series, will be broadcast live for the first time this May.

All seven rounds of the event, which begins in Guisborough on Monday 2 May and culminates with a Grand Final on Tuesday 24 May (more details of which are set to be announced next week), will be available to watch in full and for free on the event’s website and YouTube channel.

Extensive race day coverage will be available on the series’ digital platforms, with highlights of the series following the night after each round (7pm) on ITV4.

Reigning champions Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling and CAMS – Basso, former winners WiV SunGod, and fledgling New Zealand team Global 6 Cycling will be among the 26 teams competing in the 13th edition of the Tour Series in 2022.

Guisborough will host the opener once again on Bank Holiday Monday (2 May), with Sunderland also returning for a second year running on Tuesday 10 May.

Scotland will host two rounds – Galashiels (Wednesday 4 May) and Stranraer (Thursday 12 May), before Britain’s best teams and riders head to the seaside for the series’ first-ever visit to Clacton on Thursday 19 May.

The series will visit London for the first time since 2018 when Barking hosts what promises to be one of the quickest rounds in history on Saturday 21 May, before a spectacular Grand Final in a major British city on Tuesday 24 May.

As part of organiser SweetSpot’s continued commitment to supporting gender equality in cycling, the 2022 series will feature a new, alternating race-day schedule that will see the women’s race follow the men’s event at selected rounds. Additionally, the prize fund will once again be matched for both men’s and women’s series.

Fans wanting to get closer to the action in style can book hospitality at any of the 2022 venues by visiting sportsbreaks.com/Cycling/Tour-Series.