Team cycling series, The Tour Series, to finish in East Anglia

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TourSeriesBritain’s leading cycle race series, The Tour Series, will reach the climax of its fifth season of racing in East Anglia this June, as Aylsham, Norfolk and Ipswich, Suffolk make their debuts as venues.

The events in Aylsham and Ipswich will go back to back on June 13 and 14, making for an action packed double hit of top-class cycle racing in both counties for fans to enjoy.

“Adnams is delighted to sponsor the final stages of The Tour Series. We know, through our support of the Tour of Britain in previous years, that cycling events are incredibly popular in Suffolk and Norfolk,” said Emma Hibbert, head of corporate affairs for Adnams.  “The races in Aylsham and Ipswich promise to offer a thrilling spectacle as some of the country’s top teams battle it out in the concluding stages of The Tour Series. Adnams is proud to support these events which deliver real and tangible economic benefit for the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk.”

Short circuits in both venues will host hour long professional races at 7pm, coming at the end of a day of cycling themed activities and events, with highlights from both races shown on ITV4.

Councillor Colin Noble, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for responsible for sport, said “It is fantastic news that Suffolk has been selected to host the final round of The Tour Series. After such an exciting summer of sport in 2012, events like these continue to inspire people to get active themselves. I hope The Tour Series will encourage people to get out on their own bikes and help us on our way to making Suffolk the most active county in England.”

The Tour Series is a unique team-based series, pitting ten of Britain’s leading teams against each other, with the all-important team victory on the night being the ultimate goal in the 11-round series.

“We are very happy to be continuing our partnership with Adnams, Norfolk County Council and Suffolk County Council in 2013, this time through The Tour Series,” said race director Mick Bennett.  “Spectators across East Anglia can look forward to two exciting events, and can look forward to this year’s Tour Series Champions being crowned in Ipswich on the Friday night.”

Aylsham and Ipswich join Kirkcaldy, Redditch, Torquay and Colchester as rounds officially announced by organisers SweetSpot Group, with the full 2013 calendar to be revealed soon.