07 Jun OVO Energy Tour of Britain passing through Winchcombe
Some of the world’s top professional cyclists will be speeding through Winchcombe in September on stage seven of Britian’s permier road cycling event.
On Saturday 9 September, Cheltenham will host the finish of the penultimate stage of the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain. This stage will see the cyclists racing through the Cotswolds including Winchcombe en route to Cheltenham.
Stage Seven starts in Hemel Hempstead and crosses Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire before passing through Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Winchcombe in Gloucestershire.
The stage will be tackling the SKODA King of the Mountains climb on Cleeve Hill inside the final 10-kilometres, before finishing in the centre of Cheltenham, the first time that the town will have hosted the OVO Energy Tour of Britain.
Cheltenham will be running a programme of community cycling events over the summer that will take place across the town in the lead up to the event in September.
Andy Sanders from Cotswolds Tourism partnership, said: “The Cotswolds is a superb place for visitors and cyclists of all abilities, offering wonderful countryside, attractions and plenty of cafes and pubs for refreshment.
“The towns and picturesque villages along the route will be excited to welcome the race and we know it will generate lots of interest in cycling now and into the future. We are hoping that businesses and communities will engage in the event and it will showcase all the area has to offer”.