Oundle has got a piece of the Friends Life Women’s Tour Cycle Race action again for the 2015 event.
Save The Date: The Mayor was delighted to have recently received the news that Oundle Town has been given the start for Day Three of the Friends for Life Women’s Cycle Tour which will take place in the town on the morning of Friday 19th June.
World-class professional women’s cycling will return to Northamptonshire this June as the county celebrates hosting the Friends Life Women’s Tour for the second successive year.
Friday 19 June will see the race return to Oundle, scene of last year’s opening stage, before racing through Northamptonshire to the finish in Kettering.
In May 2014 Northamptonshire was the host of the first ever Friends Life Women’s Tour stage. It created history as the world’s top riders raced from Oundle to Northampton town centre, in a leg won by Sweden’s Emma Johannson.
Commenting on the announcement, Northamptonshire professional cyclist Hannah Barnes, who rides for the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team said;
“The prospect of racing on home roads again in the 2015 Friends Life Women’s Tour is very exciting. Last year’s experience was unbelievable. The media exposure that the race received was incredible and getting back to the hotel after the stage, turning the TV on and being able to watch a full hour of coverage was amazing.
“The crowds that lined the route were unbelievable and to have so many people come out and support the event was humbling and really made me proud to be British. Here’s to a great 2015 Tour. I cannot wait!”
A new ‘mini website’ is now live at www.oundle.info/womens-tour and will provide all of the local plans including details of how you can you can prepare, volunteer and of course enjoy the spectacle. Also information can be found at www.womenstour.co.uk.