Top cyclists, including Olympic gold medal winners, are expected to race in this year’s Tour of Britain which will start in Glasgow on Sunday 4 September.
Wonderful sporting images of Team GB’s exceptional cyclists have been filling the newspapers and social media in recent weeks.
And we are keen to capture the excitement of the Tour of Britain when it reaches East Ayrshire with photos taken by local amateur photographers.
Stage One of the race will start in Glasgow and will enter East Ayrshire at Kingsford at around 12pm.
The race will pass through Kilmarnock where there will be a classified Yodel Sprint on London Road. East Ayrshire’s second Yodel Sprint location will be held on Ayr Road, Dalmellington.
There will also be three Skoda King of the Mountain stretches within East Ayrshire at Skares, Kerse/ Polnessan and Dalmellington.
The race will pass iconic East Ayrshire buildings and landmarks and will travel through beautiful rural countryside.
The photographer who best captures East Ayrshire as a beautiful backdrop to the Tour of Britain will win a bike. Please post your images from the race on Twitter @EastAyrshire using #TOB2016 or email images to TOBComp@east-ayrshire.gov.uk
There are no organised spectator areas along the route but the race can be viewed from the roadside – full details of the route with timings are available
The riders will be travelling of speeds up to 46mph and there will be a convoy of vehicles and motorcycles both ahead of and behind the riders. Please take care and only photograph the race where it is safe to do so.