Cyclists on the Cairn O'Mount looking towards Clachnaben

Tour of Britain 2021

Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council were delighted to welcome the final stage 8 of the 2021 Tour of Britain professional cycle race to the region for the first time on Sunday 12th September 2021. This has marked the furthest north the race has ever visited.

To find more information about the 2021 race, visit the Tour of Britain and the Tour of Britain ABDN websites

Window dressing competition winners

Winners have been chosen in a Tour of Britain window dressing competition.

To celebrate the arrival of the tour in the North-east, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City Councils encouraged businesses to dress their windows with a cycling design or theme.

After much contemplation and discussion by the Shire judging panel, the winners were as follows:

  • Kincardine and Mearns – The Spectacle Company, Stonehaven
  • Marr – Butterworth Gallery, Ballogie, Aboyne
  • Garioch – The Flooring Lodge, Skene, Westhill
  • Best Overall – E. Giulianotti, Stonehaven

Each of these businesses will receive a prize to the value of £1,000 to spend on promotional advertising of their choice within the North-east.

The prize fund has been provided through the Paths for All ‘Smarter Choices Smarter Places’ programme which supports sustainable travel.

Kincardine and Mearns

The Spectacle Company, Stonehaven

The Spectacle shop front showing their window dressing for Tour of Britain


Butterworth Gallery, Ballogie, Aboyne

The Butterworth Gallery shop front showing their window dressing for Tour of Britain


The Flooring Lodge, Skene, Westhill

The Flooring Lodge shop front showing their Tour of Britain decorations

Best Overall

E. Giulianotti, Stonehaven

E. Giulianotti shop front showing their window dressing for Tour of Britain

Land art competition

The Tour of Britain’s National Land Art competition is a fantastic way to get involved and show your support for Britain’s biggest professional cycle race every September.