This Monday sees the return of AJ Bell Womens Tour, and six days of action-packed racing from Oxfordshire to Suffolk. Here we’ve pulled together all the key spectator and broadcast information and riders to watch.
Watching from the roadside
With six stages spread over four counties from 4 – 9 October, there are plenty of great opportunities to cheer on the riders from the roadside at this year’s race.
You can find full details of each stage here and some general FAQs here. Please note that while Covid-19 restrictions have eased across Britain over recent months, there will sadly be no spectator public access to team parking at stage starts and finishes.
You can read more about the Covid protocols in place throughout the race here.
Watching from home
The AJ Bell Women’s Tour is televised annually on ITV4 in the UK and around the world by Eurosport and the Global Cycling Network (GCN).
Join Rebecca Charlton, Marty MacDonald and Hannah Walker each day as they bring you all the key action from this year’s race. You can find the broadcast schedule here and follow the latest updates on the race as it happens through @thewomenstour on Twitter.
Ones to watch
Newly-crowned world champion Elisa Balsamo headlines a typically top-class field this year, alongside a number of home heroes including 2019 winner Lizzie Deignan, Alice Barnes, Hannah Barnes, Anna Shackley, Joss Lowden and Pfeiffer Georgi.
You can find the full rider list here.
Share your support
If you're out with the family or want to tell us how great the racing in your region is, you can share your day in the life throughout the stages via this link and your videos may be featured on social media channels.