Women’s Tour countdown

15 Jun 2015

With only a few days to go until the stage four finish of the Aviva Women’s Tour in Stevenage make a date to visit the Old Town on Saturday 20 June for a fun filled family day out. 

If you’re a keen cyclist or enthusiastic amateur then come along to the Primett Road car park. The area is being used by the tour’s technical teams and support vehicles, so you can wander around and meet the people behind the cyclists. With a range of activities taking place from 9.30am, including free bike repairs and bike safety and security talks, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy. Then from 1.30pm you can meet the cyclists and get their autographs and selfies with Olympic Gold medallists and world champions such as Laura Trott and Dani King.

It’s not just the professionals who will be racing towards the finish line on Saturday. From 10.30 to 11.30am the British Cycling Girls will be trying to get a personal best, and local community cycle clubs, including Stevenage Cycling Touring Club, North Road Cycling Club and Senova Cycling Club will be riding along the finish line from 11.30 to 12 noon.  Throughout the day the sponsors of the Aviva Women’s Tour and local community groups will be offering free activities and goody bags in the Pro Zone, which is located outside Wetherspoon’s.

The race itself will come through the High Street from about 12.45pm and race towards the finish line outside the Cromwell Hotel. The Mayor of Stevenage, Cllr Howard Burrell, will be presenting the stage winners with their medals at around 1.20pm on the winners’ podium at the finish line.

Councillor Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Leisure said, “This is the first time we’ve hosted the stage finish of the Women’s Tour and its set to be great day full of fun activities for the family. The whole community is involved, so come and support them and enjoy some of the special deals offered by local businesses.”

Those wanting to make use of the town’s cycle paths and cycle to the event can do so knowing that they can park their bike securely in the Primett Road car park from 8.30am on the day. The car park will be manned by security guards so cyclists just need to bring with them their own locks for their bikes. For drivers, there will be free car parking in St George’s Way multi storey (all day) and Thomas Alleyne School (from 7.30am to 4.30pm – access subject to rolling road closures).

For more information on the Aviva Women’s Tour and activities taking place on the day, please visit our website www.stevenage.gov.uk