Tour of Britain stage one gets underway

The Tour of Britain always draws in the crowds

Cycling fans will be braving the rain today as the Tour of Britain stage one gets underway.

From Glasgow the peloton will head south through Kilmarnock and Ayrshire as they make their way towards Dumfries & Galloway.

Passing Loch Doon and Loch Ken as they skirt the outsides of the Galloway Forest Park, the finish will be in the town centre of Castle Douglas after 161km of racing.

The timetable at the finish point in Castle Douglas is as follows:

4:45am

Roads closed

8:00am

Stewards and information officers on site

11:30am

Tour of Britain stage one departs from Glasgow

1:00pm

Live TV coverage on screens at Castle Douglas

3:11pm

Tour of Britain stage one finishes (fast schedule)

3:34pm

Tour of Britain stage one finishes (expected schedule)