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The Women’s Tour’s first-ever stage in the picturesque county of Gloucestershire will come on stage three of the 2022 race.
A spectator-friendly Tewkesbury to Gloucester stage on Wednesday 8 June will play a key role in deciding who is crowned this year’s overall champion.
Stage three’s route will head west into the Forest of Dean upon leaving the start, before finishing in the heart of the cathedral city by Gloucester Docks. With the start and finish locations separated by a little over 10 miles, fans will easily be able to attend both on race day, which will further add to the atmosphere at this free-to-watch sporting spectacle.
Gloucestershire County Council’s commitment to supporting tourism and active travel will see the Tour of Britain, the UK’s most prestigious men’s cycle race, also visit the county in 2022 on Friday 9 September.
Total elevation: 1,494m
High Street, Tewkesbury – 11am
A38 Gloucester Road – 11:15am
Worrall Hill (cat 2) – 12:33pm
Mile End – 12:37pm
Speech House (cat 2) – 1:21pm
Westbury-on-Severn – 1:39pm
Southgate Street, Gloucester – 2:05pm
Click here for the full stage timetable
Host venue for the first time
An extraordinary riverside town with a rich, vibrant history and a beautiful waterside setting, there is plenty for everyone to discover in Tewkesbury.
You can take in the stunning scenery by taking a stroll beside the River Severn, or a boat trip along the Avon.
Then head to Tewkesbury Abbey; an imposing feature of the town’s landscape for nearly 900 years. Renowned the world over for its fine Norman tower, ornate 12th Century ceiling and stunning stained glass windows, the Abbey is one of Gloucestershire’s most popular tourist attractions, second only to Gloucester Cathedral.
The Abbey is just the start of your insight into Tewkesbury’s history which you can explore further through the town’s museums, Heritage Centre, walking trails and other attractions.
Throughout the year Tewkesbury has a full calendar of events, celebrations and festivals to enjoy including the world-famous Medieval Festival, popular Food & Drink Festival and Mop Fair.
There’s so much to discover in Tewkesbury; our extraordinary riverside town. We look forward to making you welcome.
Host venue for the first time
Gloucester, a cathedral city located on the River Severn at the most inland port in the UK. Gloucester has a proud industrial past, intertwined with a rich history that dates back to Roman times. Combine this with an ever-changing and developing city, and Gloucester offers the perfect mix of old and new.
No matter what your interests are, you’ll find that there are plenty of things to do in Gloucester. Take advantage of the discounts in the Gloucester Quays designer outlet or explore Gloucester’s many independent shops. Cheer on the Cherry and Whites at Kingsholm Stadium, the home of Gloucester Rugby. Explore the breath-taking architecture of Gloucester Cathedral. Delve into Gloucester’s history at the Museum of Gloucester or the National Waterways Museum. Enjoy live music at Gloucester Guildhall. There really is something for everyone.
Alongside the urban experience that Gloucester city centre provides, the area also offers the chance to escape into nature. Enjoy stunning waterfront views in Gloucester Docks, or visit one of Gloucester’s many green spaces, including Robinswood Hill Country Park, and Barnwood Arboretum. Gloucester is also perfectly situated as a base for exploring the spectacular Cotswolds countryside.
Gloucester has a packed events and festivals calendar and this year, the launch of Kings Square will see a new programme of events being planned for this fabulous outdoor space.
Attending this stage of the Women’s Tour? Our spectator information guides will help you plan your visit to the UK’s leading women’s cycle race.
These guides are produced especially for the event by our host venues, ensuring that fans can benefit from specialist local information to ensure they have a memorable day at the Tour.
Click here to download our Tewkesbury spectator guide (PDF)
Click here to download our Gloucester spectator guide (PDF)
The Women’s Tour operates a rolling road closure system, as opposed to a full road closure, to minimise disruption as much as possible.
Roads along the stage route will only be closed for a short window – approximately 30 minutes – while the race passes through.
Watch the video above for more information on how our rolling road closure system works.
Click here for more details of stage three road closures.
There’s no better way of watching the action at this year’s Women’s Tour than with our hospitality packages!
Secure a front-row seat at our stage starts and finishes, topped off with delicious food and drinks specifically chosen for cycling fans.
Fans can now book their hospitality passes for the Tewkesbury start and Gloucester finish via Sportsbreaks.com, the official hospitality partner of the Women’s Tour.
Additionally, our expert team can build bespoke packages to suit your needs. Contact Seb Roberts for more information.