The Aviva Women’s Tour is Britain’s biggest women’s cycling event. The 2016 race will take place 15 – 19 June, with Nottingham hosting the stage 4 start on Saturday 18 June. The top cycling teams in the world have now announced that they’ll be taking part in the event. Currently Team GB’s Lizzie Armitstead is leading the race ahead of second-placed Ashleigh Moolman of South Africa and the Italian Elisa Longbo Borghini back in third.
Join us in the Old Market Square for a morning of free activities and entertainment from 9am, and to watch the racers depart at around 10:30am. They’ll then race along the route below: up the steep Derby Road then down Ilkeston and Wollaton Roads to Crown Island. They will then skirt round Wollaton Hall and the University, leaving the city into Beeston.
Stage four sees the cyclists travelling 120km from Nottingham to Stoke-On-Trent, over the hilly peak district (they’ll ascend 1500 metres on the ride!). See more on the Aviva Women’s tour website.