Southend-on-Sea will host stage four of the Women’s Tour, the UK’s most prestigious international women’s cycle race, in October, kicking off three days of racing in the East of England to end the 2021 event.

Stage four will see riders set off from East Beach, Shoeburyness, then head out into the rural roads of Essex before reaching the finish line along the seafront in Westcliff.

More details of stage four – including timetables – will be announced in due course.