Browse news and stories about the Women’s Tour in Oxfordshire. The three-year partnership with Oxfordshire County Council and the city and district councils will see Britain’s biggest and longest-running international women’s cycling stage race take different routes across Oxfordshire to showcase the diversity of the county to a national and international audience.
There will be rolling road closures from 11.00am from the race start area in Chipping Norton, controlled by police and route marshals, which will continue along the route to Oxford at 3.00pm.
Residents between Chipping Norton, Carterton, Faringdon, Didcot and Oxford will be able to cheer on the elit riders when this year’s cycling race comes to Oxfordshire on Saturday, 11 June.
Stage six of Britain’s biggest and longest-running international women’s cycling stage race will start in Chipping Norton before culminating in Oxford city centre.
Bastianelli managed to pass Chloe Hosking and Clara Copponi in sight of the line to take the win and the race’s first leader’s jersey of 2021.
Around 100 pro-cyclists – accompanied by support vehicles – will race from Bicester, continuing through Oxford and Abingdon, to the finish in Banbury.
Road restrictions will be in place at the start point on Bicester’s Sheep Street and Market Square. There will then be rolling road closures along the route from approximately 11.00am.
In a change to the previously advertised route, the race will now go through New Marston, Marston and St Clements to The Plain, then up Cowley Road before heading out of the city towards Garsington.
The 147.6km route covers a large section of the county, heading as far south as Culham, before visiting Abingdon and Deddington on its journey north to a finish in Banbury.
The Grand Départ of the prestigious 2021 Women’s Tour will begin in the Bicester’s Market Square with riders heading north to finish in the market town of Banbury.