It’s hoped that crowds will turn out in force to show support for British and international cyclists including double Olympic gold medallist Laura Trott, when they compete in the UK’s first ever elite international road cycling stage race for women on Saturday 10 May.

The race will be making its way through East Herts on the fourth stage of the tour which will start at the Broxbourne Borough Council offices in Churchgate, Cheshunt at approximately 11.15am and finish in Welwyn Garden City at around 1.50pm after travelling 54.6 miles through the county.

From around 11.30am the riders will pass through Hertford Heath and Hertford town centre where there will be some music and cycling related activities happening in Parliament Square. The first Strava Queen of the Mountains section of the race takes place on Port Hill and the race will then continue through Wadesmill, Standon, Buntingford and Cottered before making its way through North Herts towards the finish line on Parkway in Welwyn Garden City.

For the majority of the stage, aside from longer road closures at the start and the finish of the race, a rolling road closure will operate. This means that roads will only be closed for the short period in which it takes for the race to pass by – usually for 10 to 15 minutes around the estimated time of arrival and indicated by police escort vehicles.

The route has been marked with yellow advanced warning signs and motorists are asked not to park along the route on the day. Spectators will need to sit or stand well back from the edge of the road, ensuring children are safe and pets kept on leads, as riders will pass by very fast and sometimes use the edges of the road to overtake.

More information about events taking place at the start and finish lines on the day, as well as parking and road closures are available on Broxbourne  Borough Council and Welwyn Hatfield Council websites. Highlights of Stage Four will be shown on ITV4 at 9pm on Saturday which will be repeated on Sunday.