Commonwealth Games cycling event to pedal through local streets

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CYCLISTS look set to race through East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The local authorities have been invited to host the Cycling Time Trial Race. Around 100 athletes are expected to take part in the race on July 31 next year.

The route is expected to take cyclists north from Glasgow city centre into East Dunbartonshire and on to Muirhead, Moodiesburn and Stepps in North Lanarkshire, before returning to Glasgow.

The course will be around 40km for men and 30km for women. The final detailed route has not yet been agreed.

East Dunbartonshire Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “I welcomed the invitation to co-host this event and allow East Dunbartonshire to play a part in the much awaited Commonwealth Games.

“There will be a lot of planning to minimise disruption but I am sure residents will enjoy the experience.”

See next week’s paper for more on this story.

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