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Posted on 03.05.18

Local school children join elite race teams as mascots

ToBi the OVO Energy Tour Series mascot took a trip around Aberdeen to visit schools and find his mascot team for when the cycle race hits Aberdeen next month.

 Over two days, ToBi visited the following schools:

  • Hazlehead Primary
  • Kirkhill Nursery Primary
  • Middleton Park School
  • Bramble Brae School
  • Loirston Primary School


Twenty junior team mascots were chosen for race day by ToBi and the schools.

In order to be selected as a team mascot, children had to be aged 7-12 and be available on Thursday 17 May, with a designated adult.  Each team mascot will receive a T-shirt and get to go up on the podium with the teams and do a line up on the start line ahead of the elite men’s race with local press.

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said: “Giving local children the chance to become mascots at the OVO Energy Tour Series is a brilliant opportunity to inspire the next generation of cyclists.

“The Tour Series in 2017 was an incredible day with people lining the streets to cheer on the competitors. Aberdeen is a dynamic city which offers a great deal for both residents and visitors. We are making a concerted effort to raise the city’s profile through our ambitious events programme and bringing The OVO Energy Tour Series to Aberdeen, in conjunction with EventScotland, will strengthen Aberdeen’s position as a must-visit destination for high-profile cultural and sporting events”.

Entering its tenth season of competition, the unique, televised race will once see Britain's top cycle teams will compete in Round 3 of the Tour Series in Aberdeen on Thursday 17 May.  Elite cyclist will race around the city centre in a closed-circuit route from the start/finish line on Union Street. Moving onto Union Terrace, turning right onto Rosemount Viaduct/Schoolhill down Back Wynd, meeting Union Street once again and doubling back at the Market Street Junction to head up Union Street to race in to the next lap.

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