The Route

 
Stage Three of the Women’s Tour will highlight Warwickshire’s vast history and heritage, whilst also showcasing what the modern Warwickshire can offer as a place to live and work.

Starting from Atherstone in North Warwickshire, recognised for its hatting and mining heritage and home of the famous ‘Atherstone Ball Game’. The race 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. In contrast to the modernisation of the University of Warwick the route will pass the ancient locations of Kenilworth and Warwick castles.

The Warwickshire stage will be a deceptively tough leg with a great deal of climbing.
Two designated Queen of the Mountains climbs will take place on the route, which includes over 1,700 metres of ascent.

The first of those will be at Edge Hill, just on the outskirts of Arlescote while the second comes in Burton Dassett Country Park.

Stage Three will also pass through Moreton Morrell, Wellesbourne, Kineton, Tysoe and Shipston-on-Stour, Fenny Compton and Southam. Before finishing in the centre of Royal Leamington Spa.

Warwickshire County Council has worked with Sweetspot, the Tour organisers, to ensure 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.


Eisberg Cycle Sprints

Kenilworth and Wellesbourne will host the two sprint stages in 2017.


Skoda Queen of the Mountains

The Warwickshire stage will be a deceptively tough leg with a great deal of climbing.

Two designated Queen of the Mountains climbs will take place on the route, which includes over 1,700 metres of ascent.

The first of those will be at Burton Dassett Hills Country Park while the second comes on the outskirts of Allescote, at Edge Hill.


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