The OVO Energy Women’s Tour kicked off yesterday (Wednesday 7 June) with the elite cycling from Daventry to Kettering on a challenging 147km ride.  With 86 days before Cheltenham plays host to stage seven of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, the excitement is building!

The opening stage of the women’s cycling event saw the professional riders tackle a total distance of 147.5km from Daventry to Kettering. The winner of the opening stage was Polish Champion, Katarzyna Niewadoma. The highest placed British rider of the first stage was Alice Barnes, who was born in Northamptonshire. The event which has five stages will be come to an end on Sunday 11 June in London.

The stages of the Women’s event are:

  • Stage 1 – Daventry to Kettering
  • Stage 2 – Stoke-on-Trent
  • Stage 3 – Atherstone to Royal Leamington Spa
  • Stage 4 – Chesterfield and Derbyshire
  • Stage 5 – London

Keep up to date with updates and news of the Women’s Tour on their official website.

We’re really thrilled to be welcoming Stage 7 of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain to Cheltenham on Saturday 9 September. The event will provide a whole variety of opportunities to businesses and residents of the town.  For more information on the event and ways you can get involved please visit our volunteers page.

The Women’s Tour: 7 – 11 June
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