Date: Saturday 20 May, 2017
Bath has been announced as one of ten venues across the UK that will host The Tour Series 2017 and the Matrix Fitness Women’s Grand Prix, launched at Wembley Park today (2 March).
For the first time The Tour Series is holding Saturday night events and a brand new circuit in Bath city centre will host the first of these on Saturday 20 May.
Spectators will be able to watch women’s and men’s professional cycling teams race around the stunning backdrop of Bath City Centre, with the Matrix Fitness Women’s Grand Prix showcasing the growth in the women’s sport. In 2015, the Bath stage of the women’s race was won by Olympic Gold medalist, Dani King.
Alongside this the Council will be celebrating the Tour Series and Matrix Fitness Women’s Grand Prix coming to Bath, by organising the first Bath & North East Somerset Sportive on the morning of 20 May. Called ‘Love 2 Cycle Bath and North East Somerset Sportive’, it is a non-competitive event offering cyclists of all levels the opportunity to take in the best lanes that Bath and North East Somerset has to offer.
There will be two routes available, both starting in Royal Avenue in Bath, before going out through North East Somerset, taking in Keynsham, the Chew Valley and Somer Valley. The long route is 80 miles and the short route 40 miles. Because it is on lanes and cycle paths, there will be no road closures. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks.
For more info, visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/tourseries