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Beccles Women's Tour

Stage one of the 2019 OVO Energy Women’s Tour starts in the Suffolk market town of Beccles.

Stage one of the 2019 OVO Energy Women’s Tour starts in the Suffolk market town of Beccles.

Our spectator guide provides invaluable information for race fans and local residents who will be attending the event on Monday 10 June.

Click here to download this spectator guide as a PDF.


Click here to visit the stage one interactive map.


Beccles is a charming market town located beside the River Waveney at the southern point of the Suffolk and Norfolk Broads. Set among rolling countryside, the town boasts many independent shops, cafes, restaurants and other businesses, with a wide range of community events taking place throughout the year including a carnival, duck race, antiques market, food festival and more.



Beccles Train Station is a five-minute walk from the start line and has infrequent links to Ipswich and Lowestoft.


Plan your journey – check road closures in advance at eastsuffolk.gov.uk/cycling-in-east-suffolk.

Parking is available at:

  • The Quay Car Park – FREE – 20 Fen Lane, Beccles, NR34 9BT
  • Puddingmoor – FREE – Puddingmoor, Beccles, NR34 9PW
  • Ravensmere – free for two hours – Ravensmere, Beccles, NR34 9DX
  • Hungate Lane – pay and display – Hungate Lane, Beccles, NR34 9TN
  • Blyburgate – pay and display – Blyburgate, Beccles, NR34 9TQ
  • Newgate – pay and display – Newgate, Beccles, NR34 9QA


There will be community activity happening on the New Market and Sheepgate so please visit the stands and support those involved.

Pupils from local schools will be welcoming the teams on to the podium (located near the start line) when they sign on before the stage begins.

Ahead of stage one, pupils from the local schools, local cycling club members and local business staff will take part in a lead out ride.

Why not spend the day in Beccles, taking in the many sites of the town and maybe consider hiring a boat (via hippersons.co.uk) and experience the Broads?

For more information on what to do in Beccles, visit visitbeccles.co.uk or thesuffolkcoast.co.uk.


For a comprehensive listing of where to stay when in Beccles head to visitbeccles.co.uk/where-to-stay.


There are lots of cafés, pubs and eateries in Beccles for race fans to visit. Find out more online at visitbeccles.co.uk/where-to-eat and thesuffolkcoast.co.uk/food-drink-suffolk-coast.

Please note that the OVO Energy Women’s Tour is not responsible for the information, recommendations and suggestions listed in this spectator guide.

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