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Graeme Obree to Ride the Tour of Ayrshire Gran Fondo on Sunday 30th April 2017

by Holly Blades

Scottish cycling legend Graeme Obree will be riding the Gran Fondo at the 2017 Tour of Ayrshire on Sunday 30th April. The closed road event is open to both racers and sportive riders with Graeme confirming he will definitely be with the sportive riders.

Obree no longer feels the need to target UCI events and will be leaving that to the age group riders looking to qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Albi, France, in August.

In announcing his intention to ride the Fondo, Obree expressed his delight that such a prestigious and inclusive event has come to Scotland and to be staged in his home town of Kilmarnock. He also noted that riding on his home turf on fully closed roads will be a real treat and encouraged anyone who has a love for cycling to get behind the event and join him on the ride.

"I think it is really great that Golazo have chosen to bring this event to the cyclists of Scotland and look forward to this being a real jewel in the crown of both elite amateur and mass participation cycling over the years to come" said Obree.

"I love riding around the countryside of Ayrshire and it's brilliant to see a great event like The Tour of Ayrshire with fully closed roads being staged here. I have already been involved speaking with a few of the local schools and the enthusiasm for the event is amazing. I am looking forward to seeing lots of the pupils, who promised to come out to cheer the riders, when I ride the Gran Fondo on 30th April."

Obree is also the ambassador for the Tour of Ayrshire Endura Chrono and will be the guest of honour awarding the winners jersey's and medals for the Endura Chrono events.

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