AJ Bell Women's Tour - stage one
Type:Cycling and Mountain Biking
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 AJ Bell Women’s Tour will start from Bicester’s Sheep Street, completing a short northern loop, passing The Cooper School, before heading south past Graven Hill to Islip and on to Oxford. The peloton will then sweep past the John Radcliffe Hospital and into south Oxfordshire via Blackbird Leys. The stage will reach its southernmost point passing the Culham Science Centre before heading north through Abingdon, Eynsham, Bladon and past Woodstock.
The riders will pass through Bloxham before arriving in Banbury for the first time. They will then head back out to complete a short loop of Hook Norton and Sibford Ferris. Returning to Banbury they will pass the Cross and the Fine Lady statue, with a sprint to the line expected on South Bar Street.
More details including timings will be posted on the Women's Tour website.
|Womens Tour stage one route (4 Oct 2021)|
* Start Bicester to Banbury - Timings will be shown here https://www.womenstour.co.uk/race/stage-timetables/