The OVO Energy Women’s Tour has a reputation as being among the best cycle races in the world, helped greatly but our amazing fans who line each day’s route en masse.

Stage One of this year’s finishes in Southwold, Suffolk at approximately 14:10. Our handy spectator guide will help supporters plan their visit to see the Grand Depart of the 2018 race.

Millennium Car Park FREE
Off the A1095, First right after the bridge as you come into Southwold

The Pier Pay and Display
North Parade, Southwold, IP18 6BN

Market Place Cobbles FREE
Godyll Road, Southwold, IP18 6HN

Ferry Road Pay and Display
Ferry Road, Southwold, IP18 6ND

The Common FREE
The Common, Southwold, IP18 6TB

Plan your journey –  you can check road closures, the route and the estimated schedule for the stage here and on the East Suffolk website.

There are lots of cafés , pubs and eateries in Southwold for you to visit. Find out more at

There will be community activities taking place on the finishing straight at North Parade.

Southwold Primary School will be taking part in races between 11am and 12pm; please come and cheer them on. This will be followed by a community Sprint Challenge; there is still time to enter this competition where you will have the opportunity to battle it out to be the fastest on two wheels up North Parade. This will be a 100-metre sprint on a road, BMX, or MTB (any kind of non motorised bicycle). To enter, please visit Sprint Finish.

There will also be some entertainment in the form of stilt walkers and even a penny farthing and trade stands within the promotional zone.

For more information on what to do, where to eat or where to stay in Southwold visit or

Inspired by the OVO Energy Women’s Tour? Entries for this year’s Tour Ride sportive, which features many of the roads used during Stage One in Suffolk, are still available here