Residents of Chipping Norton will be treated to the start of the final Stage of the Women’s Tour of Britain, as the highest town in the county hosts the start of the last day of the race on Saturday 11 June.
The Women’s Tour is a free-to-watch spectacular event that celebrates women in sport and all things cycling. Starting at Chipping Norton and travelling south through West Oxfordshire, competitors will travel through Enstone, Charlbury, Burford, and Carterton before racing through South & Vale district before culminating in the heart of Oxford City.
As race day approaches you will see full timings and the locations of where the hill climbs and sprint locations will be so you can plan your day. We hope lots of residents and visitors will want to line the route to cheer the riders through the district.
The Tour company will continue to update the main tour website https://www.womenstour.co.uk/stages/stage-6/ & you will now see information on how the rolling road block works which may be of interest to you and local residents.
Children’s flag competition
We are giving children aged 5 to 11 years old the opportunity to have a go at designing the starting flag for stage 6 of the race. Entries can be submitted up until the closing date of midday on Friday 27 May, after which a winning design will be picked and produced to start the event. There is no limit to the number of entries and schools are encouraged to enter multiple designs from classes.
The winner will get VIP access to the event for themselves and their family, giving close-up access to the riders and organisers. The winner will also have the honour of raising the flag to start the race and get the riders on their way!
As a memento of the day, the winner will also receive a shirt signed by the competitors.
To enter this fantastic competition, either print the template below and draw and colour your design or if you don’t have a printer at home you can copy the template by hand on an A4 sheet of paper. To submit your entry please email a photo or the original document to firstname.lastname@example.org ensuring that your age and name are clearly included in the email.
Entries should be related to cycling or the landscape along the route. This could be a landmark, village or the beautiful West Oxfordshire landscape.