THE partner for a national women's cycling race that is setting off from Oxfordshire has been announced.

Law firm, Blake Morgan, will be the supporting partner for the Oxfordshire stage of the 2020 Women’s Tour.

The race will begin in Bicester on June 8 before100 cyclists will wind through towns, villages and rural areas in the county.

The district councils, Oxford City, and County Council are working in partnership with race organisers Sweet-Spot to deliver the event, in a three-year commitment which began in 2019.

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OVO Energy previously sponsored the race but its deal ended in October 2019 and so the event is currently without a title sponsor.

Penny Rinta-Suksi, partner at Blake Morgan, said: "We are so proud to sponsor such a great initiative that brings people together to celebrate the achievements of elite sportswomen and help promote the sport.

“Not only is it proven to benefit health and wellbeing, cycling also helps reduce our environmental impact, tackle road congestion and boost workplace productivity.

"We look forward to joining other local businesses and residents to cheer on competitors as they cycle through Oxfordshire."