The OVO Energy Women’s Tour’s fourth visit to Warwickshire in as many years will be celebrated with Burton Dassett Country Park hosting the first hill-top finish in race history on Thursday 13 June.

Stage four of Britain’s most prestigious women’s race around Shakespeare’s Country will take on a feel similar to that of the Belgian one-day spring classics, as the world’s best riders tackle two laps of a challenging 12.6-kilometre circuit to culminate a spectator-friendly day of racing that begins in the historic town of Warwick.

Whereas the Women’s Tour’s three previous visits to the county – raced into Stratford-upon-Avon (2016) and Royal Leamington Spa (2017 and 2018) – have ended in sprint finishes, this year’s 158.9-kilometre test promises to play a crucial part in deciding who will win the OVO Energy green jersey.

Stage timetable

Stage feature Estimated time of arrival
Start – Market Square, Warwick 10:30
Eisberg sprint – Brinklow 12:05
Eisberg sprint – Pillerton Priors 13:43
SKODA Queen of the Mountains climb – Sun Rising Hill 13:55
SKODA Queen of the Mountains climb – Burton Dassett 14:17
SKODA Queen of the Mountains climb – Burton Dassett 14:36
Finish/SKODA Queen of the Mountains climb – Burton Dassett Country Park 14:55

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Warwickshire Stage Four Women's Tour

Warwick Castle [Photo: shakespeares-england.co.uk]

Warwick

Host venue for the first time in 2019

Start location: Market Place, CV34 4SA

Well-known for its iconic castle and historic university, Warwick provides a great platform for hosting the start of the stage four of this year’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour.

Warwick is enriched with independent businesses offering an enticing blend of the old and the new, from gift shops, antique centres and traditional tea rooms to fashion shops, art galleries and fine restaurants. Market Place is the heart of the town, hosting a variety of cafés, pubs and shops and a thriving market every Saturday. Swan Street is always a hive of activity and the town’s busiest shopping street, Smith Street is the oldest shopping street in Warwick and boasts a unique mix of independent shops and restaurants.

The town of Warwick is graced with a wide variety of attractive parks and gardens, both privately and publicly owned. They range from the charming Victorian Hill Close Gardens, the restored Master’s Garden at the Lord Leycester Hospital and the spectacular Mill Garden to the public spaces of Priory Park, St Nicholas Park and the Pageant Garden.

For more information, visit visitwarwick.co.uk.

Burton Dassett Warwickshire Women's Tour

Burton Dassett Country Park

Host venue for the first time in 2019

Finish location: Burton Dassett Hills, CV47 2AB

The OVO Energy Women’s Tour returns to Warwickshire for the fourth year running in 2019 and for the first time the finish will not be a sprint in one of the county’s famous historic towns but will be in the beautiful countryside of Burton Dassett Hills Country Park.

The country park is spread among 100 acres of rolling hills with views spreading out over the countryside for miles. It is the perfect spot to spend the day while waiting for the riders, and then to watch them as they take on one of the most gruelling and challenging stretches of the tour.

Don’t let the OVO Energy Women’s Tour be your only visit to Burton Dassett or Warwickshire’s country parks. With their vast wide-open spaces which are ideal for walking and soaking up the tranquillity, the country park also offers activities such as orienteering, geocaching,and much more.

There are various country parks spread around the beautiful county of Warwickshire with something for everyone – fishing, adventure play areas, wildlife.We have it all here in Warwickshire.

For more information, visit warwickshire.gov.uk/parks.

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