East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire to play host to Games’ cycling

The Time Trial will take place on July 31
The Time Trial will take place on July 31

Elite athletes will be cycling through the streets of Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire during the Commonwealth Games.

The route for Time Trial has been revealed and as it’s free to view, residents will be able to experience the thrill of live sport in their community first hand.

The Time Trial on Thursday, July 31, will see top Commonwealth cyclists take on a challenging route (40km for men, 30km for women) that will start and finish at Glasgow Green with a single loop course taking in the countryside of East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire.

East Dunbartonshire Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “We are delighted that the cycling Time Trial is coming through East Dunbartonshire and to be so closely involved in the delivery of the Commonwealth Games, which will be a fantastic sporting spectacle in the summer.

“We will be ensuring that there is minimal disruption to our communities whilst encouraging spectators to come out and support the cyclists in what will be a thrilling competition.”

Councillor Jim Robertson, Provost of North Lanarkshire, said: “This is a real opportunity to showcase North Lanarkshire to a global audience. We are already working hard to make sure the event is a real community celebration and to provide the very best experience for visitors and residents alike.”