Details of the road closure for the Women’s Tour cycling race in Oxfordshire

Details of the road closure have been announced for the Oxfordshire leg of the Women’s Tour professional cycle race on Saturday June 11.

There will be rolling road closures from 11am from the race start area at Chipping Norton, enforced by police and marshals, who will then continue along the road. This will involve motorways and junctions, with access roads to the course, closed for short periods as the race passes. The duration of the closure depends on the dispersion of the runners.

Road closure locations along the route, with anticipated race times, are listed in full at Oxfordshire County Council website.

Redbridge Recycling Centre, temporarily closed

As the race will pass near the Redbridge Recycling Centre, the site will be closed between 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. All other household waste and recycling centers should remain open as normal.

The route in detail

The route, which begins in Chipping Norton’s High Street, will pass through many postcard locations, including one of Britain’s most beloved regions, the Cotswolds. It will head as far north as Milcombe – a short distance from Banbury where Italian rider Marta Bastianelli triumphed in the 2021 race – before changing course and traveling south through West Oxfordshire towards RAF Brize Norton at Carterton.

The race will also pass through Faringdon, Wantage and Abingdon in the White Horse Valley and Didcot and Wallingford in South Oxfordshire, where much of the route will follow the stunning scenery of the North Wessex Downs.

Runners will cross the River Thames using the Folly Bridge as the race enters Oxford from its south side. In what promises to be a truly stunning end to the 2022 race, the stage will finish on historic St Giles around 3pm.

There will be a hundred professional cyclists, accompanied by assistance vehicles. Many spectators are expected on the course.

For more information about the event in the White Horse Valley, visit


For further information on this press release, contact the Oxfordshire County Council Communications Team on 01865 323870 or email [email protected]

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