Following its postponement in 2020 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Women’s Tour – the UK’s most prestigious women’s cycle race – will return in October 2021.

The race will take place over six days from Monday 4 to Saturday 9 October 2021.

Bicester in Oxfordshire will host the 2021 Grand Départ before the race concludes with a stage from Haverhill to Felixstowe in Suffolk.

Further announcements about the 2021 race and route will be made in the coming months.

Please note that the race has moved from its original 2021 dates – scheduled for the first week of June – owing to the continued uncertainty caused by the pandemic.