Scottish Cycling’s National Road Series, the ‘Alba’ Series kicks off this weekend with the Dick Londragon road race starting at Knockburn Loch & Outdoor Centre in Aberdeenshire.
The series returns this year with a new format of five events and aims to have one round in each of Scottish Cycling’s regions in the future, with a standalone National Championship. This format proposal was presented to members of Scottish Cycling at an open meeting in November.
For the 2016 season, Scottish Cycling has identified events that will hopefully deliver a great Series for competitors.
The ‘Alba Road Race Series’ is open to Elite, 1st, 2nd and 3rd category riders. The overall Series winner will be the best performing athlete of the Series, with the winner of each round being presented with a leader’s jersey.
Scottish Cycling’s National Events Officer Sarah Macintyre said:
“We are looking forward to the first round of the Alba Series this weekend up in Aberdeenshire; the Event Organisers for every national series event have been working really hard over the past few months to make these events not just good, but great! We think the new structure will consolidate what has happened in the past and allow more riders to take part across all five events – the aspiration remains to have one round in each Scottish Cycling region, this will help to make the Alba Series more accessible to all and really put our national Series on the map.”
Scottish Cycling are also working with Event Organisers to deliver a National Women’s Road Race Series, a National Youth Series and also work alongside associations on Cyclo Cross, Downhill and Cross Country Series’ in Scotland.