The Women’s Tour – Saturday 11 June 2022
On Saturday 11 June, thousands of people from across Oxfordshire and beyond lined the route to experience the thrill as elite professional riders from The Women’s Tour raced through the county.
Here’s what happened on the day
The Women’s Tour started in Chipping Norton around 11am and passed through Cherwell and West Oxfordshire.
The Tour enterd the Vale of White Horse crossing the River Thames at Radcot. The riders then raced via Faringdon, Little Coxwell, Fernham, Uffington, Wantage, the Hendreds and Harwell.
The race then passed through Didcot and Wallingford in South Oxfordshire, with the final Sprint of this year’s Tour taking place in Burcot, before the riders re-entered the Vale via Abingdon Bridge.
The elite cyclists then travelled through Abingdon, Radley and Kennington before the final stretch into Oxford, where Lorena Wiebes claimed the winners jersey, crossing the finish line along St Giles.
You can relive the action on The Women’s Tour Stage 6 live blog.
Watch the race highlights on TV and online
More information about the Women’s Tour
You can find more information about the event on the official Women’s Tour website.
Getting inspired to get on your bike!
One of our aims of hosting this event is to encourage everyone to take up cycling on a regular basis and to choose to travel by bike more often, rather than by car. By making this change we could all be a bit healthier, and it would also help to improve our air quality.
To help ensure people can travel by bike to and from work, and around the district, quickly and safely, significant work has taken place across Oxfordshire to improve the cycle network, including to the Science Vale Cycle Network.
If you are inspired to get on your bike there are plenty of cycle paths across the district you can follow – you can find these on the National Cycle Network map.
If you’d like to take up cycling more seriously to keep fit or as a sport then why not check out the Sustrans website for some great ideas of routes you can follow, or get in touch with one of our local cycling clubs.
If you’re a parent, you can also find out about cycling training for children.
Making cycling safer
We know that safety is a big concern for many cyclists and one of the main reasons why many people are reluctant to travel by bike, particularly on busy roads in our towns and in Oxford.
We fully support the ambition to create more infrastructure that is better and safer which will encourage people to take cycling up both as mode of transport and as a sport.
Will continue to work with Cycling Champion Cllr Eric de la Harpe, and our colleagues from around the county, to develop and implement better cycling infrastructure and support organisations at all levels who want to encourage people to cycle more.