Oxfordshire will host the Grand Départ of the event for the first time in Women’s Tour history on Monday 4 October when Bicester and Banbury welcome nearly 100 of the world’s best riders for the start of the prestigious race.
The Women’s Tour began in the Bicester’s Market Square, which comprises part of its historic town trail, with riders eventually head north to finish in the market town of Banbury, which lies on the River Cherwell.
2021 marks the second year that Oxfordshire will host the Women’s Tour. Race organisers SweetSpot are working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council and local district councils to deliver the event as part of a three-year commitment which began in 2019.
An exciting event that attracted large crowds to Market Square to join the cyclists and their support teams at the start line. Bicester welcomed cyclists from the UK and from all over the world to compete.
Check out the images from the event here