Stage one of the AJ Bell Women’s Tour on Monday 4 October will take in more central locations in Oxford in a new updated route.

In a change to the previously advertised route, the stage will now go through New Marston, Marston and St Clements to The Plain, then all the way up the Cowley Road before heading out of the city towards Garsington.

Find out more about cycling in Oxford, including the quirky history, cycle training, and cycling routes by visiting or reading the Museum of Oxford blog.

Stage one route


Councillor Andrew Gant, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cycling Champion, said: “The new route adds to the excitement of the race in Oxford. I encourage residents to line the route and welcome the cyclists as they pass through your neighbourhood.”

Councillor Jemima Hunt, Oxford City Council’s new Champion for Active Travel and Cycling, said: “We’re proud to be hosting a leg of the Women’s Tour, the all-female cycle race that attracts Olympic and world champions, as well as future champions.

“As Oxford City Cycling Champion my aim is to encourage everyone, particularly women and children, to take up cycling and enjoy the benefits of active travel. Oxford has a proud history as a cycling city. We hope to see as many of you as possible celebrating this exciting cycling event. See you there!”