With the Aviva Women’s Tour just 40-days away and a world-class line-up of teams announced, time is also running out to sign-up for the official sportive of the event the Tour Ride Northamptonshire.
Taking place on Sunday 17 July, a month after the final stage of the race in Northamptonshire, the official sportive aims to get everyone of all abilities on their bikes, celebrating the Aviva Women’s Tour and enjoying the beautiful countryside surrounding the town of Northampton.
With three expertly designed routes on offer, a 10-mile Fun Ride, a 40-mile Intermediate Ride and a 80-mile Pro route the chance to challenge yourself this summer is available right on your doorstep!
British Cycling’s Breeze network is proud to be supporting the inaugural Tour Ride Northamptonshire, the official sportive of the Aviva Women’s Tour.
Breeze is British Cycling’s biggest ever programme geared towards getting more women into riding for fun. With an emphasis on fun, social and local rides, Breeze aims to make women feel more confident and comfortable about getting on a bike – overcoming barriers including lack of time, confidence and feeling safe.
Becki Morris, Women’s Cycling Project Manager explains:
“British Cycling is one of the original supporters of the Aviva Women’s Tour so it is only natural that Breeze supports the Tour Ride Northamptonshire. If you are looking for a local group to ride or train with for Tour Ride Northamptonshire, all Breeze rides are free and organised by our amazing network of over a thousand trained Breeze champions. Rides go at a speed to suit everyone, regardless of experience and cycling ability.”
Riders taking part in the Tour Ride Northamptonshire will also be able to measure themselves against the world’s best, on both of the official Strava Queen of the Mountains climbs.
Both Strava Queen of the Mountains climbs, at Newnham Hill and Naesby, feature on the 80-mile route, while riders on the 40-mile route will be able to test themselves on the first of these ascents.
Newnham Hill is the first climb on the run in to Daventry which will be an early test for the legs on both 40 and 80-mile routes. The longer distance riders will then go on to test themselves at the second Strava Queen of the Mountains climb entering the historic village of Naesby, where once again participants can compare their climb times to the world’s best female cyclists on Strava from their final stage of the Aviva Women’s Tour.