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Tour of Britain and Women's Tour in Gloucestershire

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

The council has sponsored both races to bring them to Gloucestershire as part of its commitment to showcasing the county and to supporting tourism, the local economy and active travel.

Stage three of the Women's Tour was held on Wednesday, 8 June, and stage six of the men's Tour of Britain will be held on Friday, 9 September.

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

Tour of Britain

The 169km 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.

For more detail on Gloucestershire’s stage of the Tour of Britain, visit the race website.

Route of the Tour of Britain Gloucestershire stage

To view an illustrated map of the route and to learn about which attractions you can find along the way, see this map created by Visit Gloucestershire.

Event Volunteers Needed 

We are looking for ‘Here to Help’ volunteers to help support the event.

Road closures

Full road closures will be in operation at the start in Tewkesbury and the finish in Gloucester, the full list is below. The below details are for the official road closure timings, but road will be reopened as soon as possible once the race has left.

To minimise disruption to communities, most of the race will operate a rolling road closure. This means roads will only be closed for around 30 minutes while the race passes through. For information on when the race will be in your area, view the stage timetable.

Tewkesbury – all the below road closures will be in place from 0:01 to 14:00

  • Post Office Lane – Full road closure along its entire length
  • St Marys Lane – Full road closure from Church Street to Church Street
  • St Marys Road – Full road closure from Mill Street to St Marys Lane
  • Mill Street – Full road closure from Church Street to St Marys Road
  • Gander Lane – Full road closure from Church Street to Swilgate Road
  • Church Street – Full road closure from Barton Street to Gloucester Road

Gloucester – all the below road closures will be in place from 0:01 to 23:59

  • Severn Road – Full road closure from Commercial Road to Llanthony Road
  • The Quay – Full road closure from Commercial Road to Westgate Street
  • Ladybellgate Street – Full road closure from Longsmith Street to Commercial Road – access will be maintained for businesses and car parks
  • Longsmith Street – Full road closure from Southgate Street to Ladybellgate Street – access will be maintained for businesses and car parks
  • Commercial Road – Full road closure from Kimbrose Way to Southgate Street
  • Southgate Street – Full road closure from Kimbrose Way to Longsmith Street
  • Parliament Street – Full road closure from Southgate Street to Brunswick Road
  • Commercial Road – Full road closure from Kimbrose Way to The Quay
  • Kimbrose Way – Full road closure from Southgate Street to Commercial Road
  • Llanthony Road – Full road closure from Southgate Street to Severn Road
  • Spa Road – Full road closure from Southgate Street to Brunswick Road
  • Southgate Street – Road closure Parliament Street to Bristol Road

Car parking

Southgate Moorings car park and North Warehouse car park will be closed on the day of the race, but all other car parks in the city centre will be open


Lorena Wiebes won stage three of the Women’s Tour in Gloucester. The race began in Tewkesbury and Wiebes won a sprint finish on Gloucester’s Southgate Street after a challenging route through the Forest of Dean.

The race passed through a number of communities in the Forest of Dean, including Newent, Coleford, Lydney and Cinderford.

Any companies or individuals interested in sponsorship opportunities for Gloucestershire’s stage of the Tour of Britain should contact Angela Presdee, Economic Development Officer at Gloucestershire County Council, for more information at angela.presdee@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

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.

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.


More information on both The Women's Tour and the Tour of Britain can be found by following the logos below.

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

Main image credit: SWpix

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