The world’s top women cyclists will race through Swadlincote and Burton-upon-Trent for the first time next weekend (Saturday 18 June) as Stage Four of the Aviva Women’s Tour heads through the area on it’s way to Stoke-on-Trent.

Stage Four of Britain’s leading televised women’s race, a round of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, will head from Nottingham to Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 18 June, via Woodville, Swadlincote and Burton-upon-Trent.

Among those who will be racing in the 96-rider field are World Champion Lizzie Armitstead, multiple World and Olympic Champion Marianne Vos and London 2012 Olympic Gold medallist Dani King.

Also due to be on the start line is Derbyshire’s Nikki Harris of the Boels Dolmans team, and Leicestershire’s Grace Garner, for whom Stage Four will be the nearest the race gets to home roads as she rides for the Great Britain team.

Starting from Nottingham’s Old Market Place at 10:30 and leaving the city via Long Eaton, the race will head through Draycott, home of Harris, to Borrowash and then skirt Derby via Ashton-on-Trent and Swarkstone, with the race expected to pass through the latter between 11:15 and 11:25.

Heading into Swadlincote, the days first intermediate Chain Reaction Cycles Sprint will take place in Woodville on the A514/Hartshorne Road at around 11:45.  The route then continues on the A514, taking Church Street and the B585 in Swadlincote to head on to Burton-upon-Trent via the A511.

The Aviva Women’s Tour will arrive in Burton-upon-Trent between 11:50 and 12:15, passing along Stapenhill Road, St Peter’s Bridge and Shobnall Road and out of town to Henhurst and Needwood, where the race will pass St George’s Park, home of the England football teams.

You can view the timings and an interactive map for Stage Four of the Aviva Women's Tour here.

Highlights of Stage Four will be on ITV4 at 22:30 on Saturday 18 June with a repeat the following morning on the same channel.  The highlights will also be available on demand for 30-days via the ITV Hub catch-up service.

As with the men’s Tour of Britain, the Aviva Women’s Tour will use a rolling road closure along its route to keep the race secure and disruption to a minimum.  Roads are expected to remain closed for around 30-minutes to allow the race to pass through.

The Aviva Women’s Tour begins in Southwold, Suffolk on Wednesday 15 June, finishing five stages later in Kettering on Sunday 19 June.

Amateur cyclists can also ride part of the Aviva Women’s Tour route this year in the Tour Ride Northamptonshire, the official sportive of the Aviva Women’s Tour.  Taking place one month after the final stage, on Sunday 17 July, 40 and 80-mile routes starting and finishing from Delapre Abbey in Northampton will take place using sections of the Stage Five route, while there is also a fun, off-road 10-mile route for families. To sign-up head to