Tewkesbury Borough Council is delighted to share the news that on Wednesday, 8 June, stage three of the Women’s Tour will begin in Tewkesbury and finish in Gloucester.

The route will see the riders start in Tewkesbury, head west into the Forest of Dean before heading back west to finish in the heart of the cathedral city by Gloucester Docks.

This will be followed by stage six of the Tour of Britain, the UK’s most prestigious men’s cycle race, visiting the county on Friday, 9 September, with the race also starting in Tewkesbury and finishing in Gloucester. The riders will head east into the Cotswolds, before heading south, then coming up through the Stroud district, and finishing by Gloucester Docks.

The start and finish of both races will be separated by a little over ten miles, allowing fans to easily attend both on race day.

The council’s teams are working to supporting the logistics of these races, as well as bringing together a range of activities, which will bring local cycling enthusiasts and visitors to the borough.  Tewkesbury’s location will be key to the routes as the starting point for both races.

Cllr Rob Bird, leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council, said: “I am delighted that the Borough of Tewkesbury will play such an important part in the prestigious Tour of Britain. Hosting this race is really important; it’s a great way to highlight the beauty and attractiveness of our part of the country. It will provide a significant boost to tourism, a major part of our local economy, and equally provide a great opportunity for local people to be involved in a national event.

 “I am sure that residents and visitors alike will enjoy the atmosphere this race will bring, and we look forward to hosting everyone involved in June and September.”

 In the UK, ITV4 will exclusively broadcast all eight stages of the Tour of Britain live from start to finish, with a one-hour highlights show also shown each evening. The Women’s Tour will also have highlights shown on ITV in the UK.

Coverage of both races will also be shown worldwide on Eurosport and GCN.

For more details on Gloucestershire’s Women’s Tour stage, click here.

For more details on Gloucestershire’s Tour of Britain stage, click here.


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