Race day

Stage 4, Thursday 13 June 2019

Warwick to Burton Dassett Hills Country Park

The 158.9 kilometre stage will pass through all five districts and boroughs. The riders start in the centre of the county in Warwick, winding its way through Warwickshire’s countryside, before taking the riders alongside a number of local landmarks including the National Cycling Memorial in Meriden, and through the world-class University of Warwick campus.

The peloton will ride through North Warwickshire Borough through Corley and Fillongley, then onto Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough through Bedworth Heath, Bedworth and Bulkington.

This year the Tour spends nearly a quarter of the Route in Ruby Borough and encompasses Brinklow, long Lawford, Cawston, Dunchurch, Marton and Princethorpe.

Stage Four will also pass through Ashorne, Wellesbourne, Warmington and Avon Dassett.

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, one of which being cycled three times.

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

Race Start – Warwick

The race is due to start at 10:00am but crowds will be gathering from 8:00am. More information on where to watch the start of the race will be available in due course. Most Warwick District Council car parks will be open.

Race Finish – Burton Dassett Hills Country Park

As the race enters Stratford Upon Avon district it brings the cyclists through Sunrising Hill and onto Burton Dassett where the winner of stage 3 will be announced and presented with their winner’s jersey at 3.00pm. There will be events and entertainment on throughout the day at Burton Dassett ahead of the arrival of the race, so why not make a day of it and come and cheer the cyclists on!

As the competitors approach the stage finish they will enter Burton Dassett for the first time at approximately 13:45pm.  Roads around the park will be congested and some will be under temporary closure so leave plenty of time to get parked safely. There is very limited on-road parking and roads will be coned off.

Come out and line the streets, wave flags and cheer the cyclists on. If you stand anywhere along the route then you will get a great view of the race!

The OVO Energy Women’s Tour is supported by the National Police Escort team, who close the roads 30 minutes ahead of the peloton racing through the district. These closures hold up traffic for a minimal amount of time, but ensure the safe arrival of the cyclists onto Burton Dassett Hills Country Park. Please be mindful of this when planning your travel on the day.

Burton Dassett Hill Country Park roads will be closed as detailed here.

Expect delays to buses and taxis. Also if you are behind the pelaton, the speed will be reduced to about 20mph with no scope to overtake, so please be patient.

Bus route disruption

On the day you can also expect some small disruption to bus routes along the route. Details of affected services.

Riders and teams

Sixteen of the world’s top female cycling teams and ninety-six of the world’s best women cyclists, will take part when the Women’s Tour returns to Warwickshire.

Taking place over six days, the 2019 Women’s Tour will be a part of the UCI Women’s World Tour calendar, and is presently one of only four multi-day stage races on the season’s line-up of races for the world’s best riders and teams.

With the race now making up part of the inaugural UCI Women’s World Tour we are guaranteed to see the strongest Women’s Tour, with the world’s best riders going head-to-head in Warwickshire!

For the very latest news and to keep up-to-date with all the preparations ahead of the 2019 season you can follow The Women’s Tour on social media: Twitter, @thewomenstour using #SpectatorStage #CycletoTown #OVOWT2018 and on Facebook – @thewomenstour

For information on the Tour in Warwickshire, follow Warwickshire County Council on social media:

Twitter – @Warwickshire_CC

Facebook – @WarwickshireCountyCouncil

Access and parking

Information for spectators will follow soon on access and parking for the Tour across the county on race day.

Temporary road closures

Information on the road closures in your area will be available soon.

Timings

To enable you to plan your visit to view the race the Estimated Route Timings for The Womens Tour on 13th June 2019

The approximate timings when the riders pass by are:

  • Warwick - 10:30
  • Kenilworth - 10:45
  • Warwick University - 11:00
  • Meriden - 11:15
  • Fillongley - 11:27
  • Bedworth - 11:45
  • Bulkington - 11:55
  • Brinklow - 12:05
  • Long Lawford - 12:15
  • Bilton - 12:30
  • Birdingbury - 12:45
  • Wellesbourne - 13:30
  • Pillerton Priors - 13:45
  • Edge Hill - 14:00
  • Burton Dassett Finishing Circuits x 2.5 - 14:10-14:55