The Tour of Britain’s organisers, Sweetspot, are set to organise a series of 10 televised city centre criteriums to be held next May and June.

They will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during a five-week period and will be shown on television. It is rumoured one of the races could be on the Isle of Man. Other venues and dates are to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, the 2009 Tour of Britain will be extended to nine days from eight and is likely to finish in London.