Oxfordshire County Council have announced road closure details for the Oxfordshire stage of the Women’s Tour professional cycling race.

The race is taking place on Saturday, June 11.

There will be rolling road closures from 11am from the race start area in Chipping Norton, monitored by police and route marshals, which will then continue along the route.

This will involve highways and junctions, with access roads onto the route closing for short periods while the race passes through.

The length of closure will depend on how dispersed the cyclists are.

Redbridge Recycling Centre will be temporarily closed from 1:30pm and 3pm, as the race passes close by.

The route itself will begin in Chipping Norton’s High Street, passing through several idyllic locations, including the Cotswolds.

It will extend as far north as Milcombe, before changing course and travelling south through West Oxfordshire towards RAF Brize Norton in Carterton.  

The race will also include Faringdon, Wantage and Abingdon in the Vale of White Horse and Didcot and Wallingford in South Oxfordshire.

Here riders can take in the scenery of the North Wessex Downs.

There will be roughly 100 pro-cyclists, accompanied by support vehicles, and many spectators are expected to line the route.

Road closure locations along the route, with predicted race timings, are listed in full on Oxfordshire County Council’s website.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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