The route

Stage Four 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 Warwick, which is enriched with independent businesses offering an enticing blend of the old and the new, from gift shops, antique centres and traditional tea rooms to fashion shops, art galleries and fine restaurants. Market Place is the heart of the town, hosting a variety of cafes, pubs and shops and a thriving market every Saturday. Swan Street is always a hive of activity and the town’s busiest shopping street, Smith Street is the oldest shopping street in Warwick and boasts a unique mix of independent shops and restaurants.

From there the route will pass through the world-class campus of the University of Warwick, ranked 8th in the UK and 54th in the world. In contrast to the modernisation of the University of Warwick the route will have already passed the ancient locations of Kenilworth and Warwick castles.

The Tour then arrives 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.

The cyclists traverse 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.

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.

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

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.

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

Eisberg Cycle Sprints

The locations which will host the two sprint stages in 2019 are to be announced.

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 1,400 metres of ascent.

The first of those will be at  Sun Rising Hill at Edgehill while the second comes at Burton Dassett Hills Country Park.