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Women's Tour 2014: Route guide

Woman's Tour 2014: Route of race. Photo: The Women's Tour 2014

The inaugural 2014 'Women's Tour' is the country's first ever international stage race for women. Some of the world's best riders will pass through the region.

The five stage road race based in the East Midlands and East Anglia takes in the counties of Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Suffolk.

Stage one: Wednesday, May 7 Oundle to Northampton

Distance of stage 93.8kms / 58.3 miles

Estimated key timings:

  • Oundle 11:00
  • Grafton Underwood 11:36
  • Rushton 11:50
  • Rushton 11:57 (Yodel Direct Sprint)
  • Harrington 12:06 (Strava QoM)
  • Brixworth 12:21
  • Spratton 12:27 (Strava QoM)
  • Nobottle 12:48
  • Rothersthorpe 13:01
  • East Hunsbury 13:14 (Yodel Direct Sprint)
  • Northampton 13:28 (Finish)

Stage two: Thursday, May 8 Hinckley to Bedford

Distance of stage 118.5kms / 73.7miles

Estimated key timings:

  • Hinckley 11:00
  • Enderby 11:22
  • Narborough 11:36
  • Lutterworth 12:01 (Yodel Direct Sprint)
  • Kilworth 12:19 (Strava QoM)
  • Naesby 12:32
  • Brixworth 12:47 (Strava QoM)
  • Sywell 13:00
  • Turvey 13:37 (Yodel Direct Sprint)
  • Bedford (Finish)

Stage three: Friday, May 9 Felixstowe to Clacton-on-Sea

Distance of stage 90.5kms / 56.3miles

Key timings:

  • Felixstowe 11:00
  • Little Bealings 11:36
  • Kesgrave 11:42 (Yodel Direct Sprint)
  • Ipswich 11:51
  • Freston 12:00 (Strava QoM)
  • Holbrook 12:06 (Strava QoM)
  • Great Oakley 12:41
  • Thorpe Le Soken 12:55 (Yodel Direct Sprint)
  • Kirby le Soken 13:01
  • Great Hollan 13:05
  • Clacton 13:25 (Finish)

Stage four: Saturday, May 10 Cheshunt to Welwyn Garden City

Distance of stage 87.8kms / 54.6miles

Estimated key timings:

  • Cheshunt 11:30
  • Hoddesdon 11:47
  • Hertford 11:57
  • Hertford Heath 12:01 (Strava QoM)
  • Cold Christmas 12:13
  • Buntingford 12:47
  • Baldock 13:09 (Yodel Direct Sprint)
  • Great Wymondley 13:20
  • Codicote 13:38 (Yodel Direct Sprint)
  • Welwyn 13:41
  • Digswell Hill 13:46 (Strava QoM)
  • Welwyn Garden City 13:50 (Finish)

Stage five: Sunday, May 11 Harwich to Bury St Edmunds

Distance of stage 108.3kms / 67.3miles

Estimated key timings:

  • Harwich 10:00
  • Mistley 10:34 (Yodel Direct Sprint)
  • East Bergholt 10:43
  • Hadleigh 10:58
  • Great Cornard 11:23
  • Long Melford 11:38 (Yodel Direct Sprint)
  • Bridge Street 11:46 (Strava QoM)
  • Lavenham 11:50
  • Preston St Mary 11:55
  • Hitcham 12:06 (Strava QoM)
  • Rattlesden 12:25
  • Bury St Edmunds (Finish)

To find a street-by-street guide, including maps of each stage click here.

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