Women's Tour and Tour of Britain in Gloucestershire

banner

Gloucestershire will host the 2022 Women's Tour and Tour of Britain with support from the county council.

Both races will start in Tewkesbury and finish near Gloucester Docks. Stage three of the Women's Tour will be held in the county on Wednesday, 8 June, and stage six of the men's Tour of Britain will follow on Friday, 9 September.

Further information about the events can be found on this page.

Routes

Although they have the same start and finish locations, the two stages will have different routes ensuring as much of the county as possible is covered by the races.

The Women's Tour route will see the riders head west from Tewkesbury into the Forest of Dean before heading back east to finish in the heart of the cathedral city by Gloucester Docks.

For the full route timetable, which shows when the race is expected to pass through each community, click here.

Route of the Women's Tour Gloucestershire stage

The Tour of Britain route will head east from Tewkesbury into the Cotswolds, before heading south, then coming up through the Stroud district, and finishing by Gloucester Docks.

Route of the Tour of Britain Gloucestershire stage

Click here for more detail on the Women's Tour, and for more information on the Tour of Britain, click here.

The logo for the Women's Tour                           The Tour of Britain logo

Inspired to ride

If you have been inspired to get on your bike by the Women’s Tour and Tour of Britain, there is plenty available to you on the ThinkTravel website.

Among the resources available is Bikeability. This gives adults, children and young people the skills, confidence and knowledge to make journeys independently by bicycle in both urban and rural areas.

Further information about how to choose the right bike for you and cycle routes around the county is also available.

To find cycle routes in your local area, visit the Sustrans website.

Cycling in Gloucestershire

The council is investing in cycling infrastructure as part of its commitment to tackling climate change and creating a Greener Gloucestershire.

Investing in cycling will help to improve air quality by reducing carbon emissions from transport, as well as improving the health and wellbeing of residents.

As part of this investment, the council is building a 26-mile cycle spine through the county from Stroud to Bishop’s Cleeve.

For more information on the cycle spine, click here. For more information on the council's Greener Gloucestershire project, click here.

Road closures

There will be road closures along the route when stage three of the Women's Tour visits Gloucestershire on Wednesday, 8 June. There will be full road closures in Gloucester and Tewkesbury, as well as a rolling road closure along the route with roads closed for around 30 minutes as the race passes through.

Tewkesbury

  • A38 High Street - Full road closure from Barton Street to Mythe Road from midnight on Tuesday, 7 June to 2pm on Wednesday, 8 June

Gloucester

  • A430 Southgate Street - Full road closure from Kimbrose Way to St Ann Way from midnight on Tuesday, 7 June to midnight on Wednesday, 8 June
  • Spa Road - Full road closure with access only from Southgate Street to Brunswick Road from midnight on Tuesday, 7 June to midnight on Wednesday, 8 June
  • Llanthony Road - Full road closure with access only from Southgate Street to Severn Road from midnight on Tuesday, 7 June to midnight on Wednesday, 8 June
  • A430 Kimbrose Way - Full road closure from Southgate Street to Commercial Road from midnight on Tuesday, 7 June to midnight on Wednesday, 8 June
  • A4301 Commercial Road - Full road closure from Kimbrose Way to The Quay from midnight on Tuesday, 7 June to midnight on Wednesday, 8 June
  • Parliament Street - Full road closure with access only from Southgate Street to Brunswick Road from midnight on Tuesday, 7 June to midnight on Wednesday, 8 June
  • Southgate Street - Full road closure with access only from Kimbrose Way to Longsmith Street from midnight on Tuesday, 7 June to midnight on Wednesday, 8 June
  • Commercial Road - Full road closure with access only from Kimbrose Way to Southgate Street from midnight on Tuesday, 7 June to midnight on Wednesday, 8 June
  • Longsmith Street - Full road closure with access only from Southgate Street to Ladybellgate Street from midnight on Tuesday, 7 June to midnight on Wednesday, 8 June
  • Ladybellgate Street - Full road closure with access only from Longsmith Street to Commercial Road from midnight on Tuesday, 7 June to midnight on Wednesday, 8 June
  • The Quay - Full road closure with access only from Commercial Road to Westgate Street from midnight on Tuesday, 7 June to midnight on Wednesday, 8 June
  • Severn Road - Full road closure with access only from Commercial Road to Llanthony Road from midnight on Tuesday, 7 June to midnight on Wednesday, 8 June

Help us improve Gloucestershire County Council

Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.