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Route of the Women's Tour now available

Published on Thursday, 20th April 2017

Cyclists route through Warwickshire now online

Warwickshire route of Women’s Tour now available to view online
 
The Warwickshire route of the 2017 Women’s Tour is now available to view online. With just over 50 days to go before the race kicks off, spectators can now view the route the riders will take.

On Friday 9 June, the county will host Stage Three of the tour which will highlight Warwickshire’s vast history and heritage as well as showcasing what the region offers as a modern place to live in, visit and work.

Starting at 10am in Atherstone in North Warwickshire, one of the area's historic market towns,  the race then travels through some of North Warwickshire’s picturesque countryside, before arriving in Meriden.

While most people know that Meriden has a long-standing claim to be at the very heart of England, perhaps fewer are aware it is also home to the National Cyclists’ Memorial; built to remember those cyclists who died in World War One.

From there the route will pass through the world-class campus of the University of Warwick, ranked 8th in the UK and 45th in the world, then on to the historical town of Kenilworth which is home to the famous Kenilworth Castle; formerly held by John of Gaunt and Simon de Montfort.

Sweetspot, the tour organisers, have ensured that the Warwickshire stage showcases some of the county’s best natural, historical and educational assets as well as providing an exciting and challenging route for the cyclists.

Last year’s race was a huge success, with 75,000 spectators lining Warwickshire’s streets to cheer the riders on. The event was also a huge boost the county’s economy with a big increase in tourism to the region.

 

Further information about the tour itself can be found at http://www.womenstour.co.uk. More information about the Warwickshire stage can be found here: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/womens-tour and for local information, go to http://www.northwarks.gov.uk/wt2017