The OVO Energy Tour Ride, official sportive of the Women’s Tour, is just around the corner with hundreds of amateur cyclists set to take part in Northamptonshire on Sunday 18th June.

The event gives cyclists the chance to celebrate The OVO Energy Women’s Tour, the world leading elite race that began in Northamptonshire on Wednesday 7th June, and experience riding on some of the same roads as the professionals, just a week after the conclusion of the race.

In 2016 over 400-riders took part in The OVO Energy Tour Ride Northamptonshire, on one of three routes, with this year’s event following the same format, including a short Fun Ride for families.

Online entries for the ride are now closed but you can still turn up on the day and sign up! For those wishing to enter on the day it will cost £35 (cash only) with a limited number of spaces available on a first come, first served basis.

If you are wishing to sign up on Sunday, registration will be open from 6am with the first riders setting off at 8am.

Tour Ride Northampton finish

All participants will have their ride timed, receive an official finisher’s medal and get to enjoy the lively event village at the finish as well as free parking for all.

The 40 and 80-mile routes through the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside that the world’s top riders have raced on annually since 2014, will also include the popular Newnham Hill Queen of the Mountains climb from the 2016 race. Alongside that it will also pass through Daventry, which hosted the Grand Depart of the 2017 race.

The OVO Energy Tour Ride sportives give amateur cyclists the chance to have the professional experience and enjoy a full supported ride with feed stations on route stocked with products from official nutrition partners of The OVO Energy Women’s Tour HIGH5 and Soreen, plus mechanical support from Vittoria and neutral service support vehicles from Brother.

To find out more about the routes and what’s on during the day please visit the Tour Ride website.