Dalkeith site team prepares warm welcome for Tour of Britain cyclists

HOUSEBUILDER Dandara has expressed excitement at the fact the gruelling Tour of Britain cycle race will pass through its Eskbank Gardens development in Dalkeith in the penultimate stage of the competition this September.

Participants are cycling the length of the UK beginning on September 5 in Penzance and finishing in Aberdeen a week later – a total of 1,320km.

They are due to pass Dandara’s Eskbank Gardens development, at which point team members and residents will come together to wish the competitors well on their route with a banner.

Lisa Archibald, head of sales at Dandara East Scotland, said, “The whole team is excited to see an event as big as the Tour of Britain coming through Dalkeith and passing Eskbank Gardens. We wish everyone taking part in the race all the very best and hope they enjoy their penultimate route towards Edinburgh.”

Peter Hodges, PR and marketing director at the Tour of Britain, added, “We know that the riders and teams really appreciate the support that they receive from the roadside in the UK. Seeing the great banner signs made by fans, communities and businesses to support the race and all of our riders is great and another big part of what makes the Tour of Britain so special.”