On MONDAY 10TH JUNE 2019 Stage 1 of the OVO Women’s Cycle Tour will be coming through Mid Suffolk and will be passing through your Village/Town or Parish and finishing in Stowmarket.
The Women’s Tour is an elite international stage race and Stage 1 will be staged wholly in Suffolk. The event will start in Beccles and finish in Stowmarket. A route map, estimated timings chart and a close-up of the finishing Stowmarket loop are attached.
The event will be attracting the very best women cyclists in the world, including Olympic and World Champions, and will have televised highlights shown on ITV4.
The Tour brings to Mid Suffolk some significant benefits which include:
There is an opportunity for your communities to put on an event to celebrate the Tour and details of how to apply for a community grant of up to £150 (one application per Town or Parish Council) towards putting on an event can be found attached to this email. Alternatively, you can speak with Joshua.firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils’ Communities Team and Public Realm are looking to host two community events to celebrate the Women’s Tour. One will be in Eye, the other in Stradbroke (more information to follow).
We are giving you prior notice of this event taking place as there will be rolling road closures by Police and Race Organisers as the Tour passes through our district. There may also be parking restrictions and suspended parking in some areas on that day.