Ovo Energy Women’s Tour – Chesterfield
Chesterfield will host the penultimate stage of The Women’s Tour on Saturday 10 June, with Stage Four of the UCI Women’s World Tour event both starting and finishing in the town.
The 130-kilometre stage will build on the successful first hosting of the race in 2016, when Lizzie Deignan took the win in Chesterfield, a key moment in her overall victory in last year’s Women’s Tour.
The Derbyshire stage of The Women’s Tour will start and finish again in the historic town centre of Chesterfield. The likes of Wirksworth, Belper, Bolsover and Staveley will all feature on the route.
All of the world’s top 15 teams will take part in the race, which is a part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, including the world’s number one team Boels Dolmans, of defending race champion Lizzie Deignan, ensuring British fans can again look forward to cheering on the world’s best riders. In addition the British-based Drops and WNT teams will complete the 17 team field.
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Women’s Tour Stage 4 route information
Activities in Chesterfield Town Centre
Food and Drink offer in Chesterfield Town Centre
Road Closure Information
Car Parking Information
Women’s Tour Stage 4 Route
As the Tour’s toughest stage, it will take in a wide mix of rural and urban areas starting and finishing in Chesterfield and passing through some of the county’s best-known market towns including Belper, Bolsover and Wirksworth. The stage is 130-kilometre long.
Eisberg Sprints will take place in Belper and Staveley, while the SKODA Queen of the Mountains climbs will be in Crich and Middleton Top.
Activities in Chesterfield town centre
On the day, there will be plenty for people to see and do in Chesterfield town centre. Some of this will include:
• 120 local schoolchildren cycling around Queen’s Park before travelling over the footbridge into the town centre.
• In the town centre there will be a sponsor village where people can see the products produced by the event’s sponsors.
• Follow the Women’s Tour Bike Trail. Check out the bike painted by local schools around the town sponsored by Chesterfield Healthand Wellbeing Partnership supported by Healthy High Streets Partnership. Find out more
• Fun event mascot ToBi and Chester the Fieldmouse from Chesterfield FC.
• Have a go on balance bikes.
• Chesterfield Borough Council will be encouraging people to eat healthily with smoothie making demonstrations.
Food and drink offers in Chesterfield town centre
Selected restaurants and cafes in Chesterfield town centre are offering discounts on food and drink on race day, Saturday 10 June. For full details visit www.chesterfield.co.uk/offers – just print off the page or show your phone to claim the offers
Women’s Tour in Chesterfield – Road Closure Information
Chesterfield Borough Council are working with Derbyshire County Council and event organisers SweetSpot to help bring the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour 2017 to Chesterfield.
For the majority of the race, a rolling road closure is in place, meaning the roads on and around the route will only be closed for the short period in which it takes for the race to pass by – usually around 15 minutes around the estimated time of arrival.
The rolling road closure managed by a team of police and specialist cycle race motorcyclists travelling in advance of the riders to ensure that the route is clear and safe.
The race start and finishes in Chesterfield town centre, and the route must be clear of parked vehicles. Residents will have been advised that they are on the race route, which will be clearly marked with yellow warning signs. Please don’t park on the route on the day of the stage if the race is due to pass by, cars that are causing an obstruction may be moved.
In order to host the race, certain roads in Chesterfield will have to be closed from midnight until 5pm on Saturday 10 June.
The full length of the following roads will be closed unless stated:
- Albion Road from the junction with Rutland Road to the junction
with Rose Hill West.
- Lower Grove Road
- West Bars from the junction with Rutland Road, to the junction
with New Beetwell Street.
- New Beetwell Street, from the junction with West Bars, to a point
30 metres west of the junction with Park Road.
- South Street
- Church Lane
- Packers Row
- Vicar Lane
- Low Pavement
- Central Pavement
- High Street
- Burlington Street
- Knifesmithgate from the junction with Elder Way to the junction
with Rose Hill
- Soresby Street
- Rose Hill
- Rose Hill East
- Rose Hill West
- Clarence Road.
Access for emergency services will be allowed at all times. Market traders
will have access to the market place from 6am to 8am. We will allow
access for residents and businesses where possible.
Women’s Tour in Chesterfield Car Parking
We expect many visitors to Chesterfield on the day to watch the start and finish of the race.
Most the town’s car parks will open on the day, some will have restricted access during certain parts of the day due to the road closures as the cycle race assembles and passes through.
Rose Hill and Albion Road car parks will be closed all day. We would recommend using New Beetwell Street and Vicar Lane multi-storey car parks.
Car parks on the railway station side of town or the old Queen’s Park Sports Centre car parks can be used but they will face disruption, particularly from 1pm until the race finishes.
Open car parks are listed below.
• Ashgate Road car park, Ashgate Road S40 4AA
• New Beetwell Street multi-storey car park, New Beetwell Street
• Devonshire Street car park, Devonshire Street S41 7ST
• Hollis Lane car park, Hollis Lane S41 7RE
• Holywell Cross car park, Holywell Street S41 7SA
• Queen’s Park South and Queen’s Park North,
Boythorpe Road S40 2NF
• Queen’s Park Annexe, Park Road S40 2QE
Saltergate multi-storey car park, S40 1UT
• Station Road car park, Station Road S41 7XB
• St Mary’s Gate, S41 7TJ
• Vicar Lane, Beetwell Street, S40 1QP.
While Soresby Street car park will be open on Saturday 10 June there will be
severe restrictions at certain times due to road closures to alow the race to
assemble and pass through, details will be published closer to race day.
• l Soresby Street car park, Rose Hill East S40 1JW.
For the latest information visit: www.chesterfield.gov.uk/tourparking
Women’s Tour in Chesterfield Sponsorship Opportunities
The Women’s Tour is a major UK sporting event with 96 professional riders from 22 countries – and you can be part of the action when it hits Derbyshire!
The race includies 12 national champions, six Olympic medallists and five world race champions – competed in front of packed crowds and TV audiences.
As the event returns to Chesterfield and Derbyshire this year, there are a number of opportunities to highlight your business to the spectators that visit the county, through the worldwide TV and media coverage and online via social media channels.
As well as the profile for your company there are some exclusive opportunities to experience the race from following the race in a helicopter to a velodrome ride event for your business.
Opportunities to support this event start from £500 + VAT.