Building on the success of the final stage of the 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour, which saw thousands of fans at the roadside throughout Northamptonshire to cheer on overall winner Lizzie Armitstead, fans are now being urged to get on their bikes for the official sportive.

Taking place on Sunday 17 July, the Tour Ride Northamptonshire will celebrate the route of Stage Five of this year’s Aviva Women’s Tour, giving amateur cyclists the chance to take on one of three routes, including key climbs tackled by the world’s best.

The multi distance sportive consists of a 10-mile Fun Ride, 40-mile Challenge Route and an 80-mile Pro Route, with both of the longer routes following in the wheel-tracks of the professionals, with a central start and finish at Northampton’s Delapre Abbey.

Both routes includes the Strava Queen of the Mountains climb at Newnham Hill outside Daventry, with Drops Cycling Team rider Hannah Payton the fastest up it on Stage Five, while Strava Queen of the Mountains jersey winner Katie Hall and 2012 Olympic Gold medallist Dani King also rode the climb in under 5-minutes.

Riders on the longer 80-mile route will also tackle the final Strava Queen of the Mountains climb of the 2016 race, at Naseby, which Cylance Pro Cycling’s Sheyla Gutierrez was the fastest up during Stage Five in 3-minutes 13-seconds.

Profile videos of both Strava Queen of the Mountains climbs can be found below:

For your chance to experience the Tour Ride Northamptonshire, sprint down the finishing straight at Delapre Abbey and ride the same roads as the world’s best female cyclists then sign up to your distance of choice today simply follow this link and sign up via the British Cycling registration page