Find out more about the Tour of Ayrshire

One of the most prestigious cycle races in the world will be taking place on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April 2017.

This event is a qualifier for the Gran Fondo World Championships and is set to attract thousands of cyclists from all over the country.

On Tuesday 7 February and Wednesday 8 February event organisers Golazo Cycling, a major European brand in the sport, will be holding two drop-in community events with representatives from East Ayrshire Council.

This will give our communities the chance to find out more about the event and its worldwide status; the road closures that will be in place and the best way for people to plan for journeys over the race weekend; opportunities for local businesses to provide supplies and services and how hotels, bars and restaurants can make the most of the event.

Drop in between 4pm and 7pm on Tuesday 7 February at the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock or Wednesday 8 February at Cumnock Town Hall.

Full details of the event can be found on the event website along with a list of frequently asked questions.