Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire will host the distinguished Tour of Britain biking race after both councils concurred a deal.
The region will invite the last of the trip in September next year, and the opening Grand Depart in 2021.
The Trip of Britain is the UK’s biggest biking event, attracting some of the world’s top riders.
Specific route information will be verified at a later phase. Next year’s race will start in Penzance on 6 September and end in Aberdeen on 13 September.
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Tour of Britain race director Mick Bennett stated: “With its mix of stunning landscapes, historic architecture, enthusiastic fans and gruelling terrain, it guarantees to be a magnificent finale to the UK’s greatest bike race.”
Aberdeen has hosted the spin-off Tour Series for the previous 3 years, drawing in 10s of thousands of spectators, and Aberdeenshire is home to the annual Flight the North occasion.
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