TfL to host ‘celebration of cycling’

Woman's Tour
Image: Breast Cancer Care.

To mark the ‘Women’s Tour’ arriving in London for the first time on 11 June, TfL is hosting a day of activities to celebrate and promote women’s cycling.

Now in its fourth year, the OVO Energy Women’s Tour is a part of the UCI Women’s World Tour. The 2017 Women’s Tour (7-11 June) will include stages in Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire and Derbyshire, before finishing in the Capital.  

The final stage of the race will take place over 14-laps of the ‘iconic’ six kilometre circuit used by the men’s Tour of Britain, starting and finishing on Regent Street and featuring landmarks including Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall on every lap.

TfL’s ‘Celebration of Cycling’ will see 100 women ride the closed road route, to show cycling is for everyone, and most importantly that is fun. Participants will include Sonya Hurt, chair of Road Safety GB, who is a keen cyclist.

TfL hopes the ride will include cyclists with a range of abilities, backgrounds, professions and bikes. Every London borough has been invited to participate in the day’s activities.

As part of the Rink Ribbon Tour, around 1,000 women will also take part in a charity ride to raise money for Breast Cancer Care, while TFL will be on hand to provide information about cycling in London.

31 May 2017