Women's Tour starts today

The inaugural 'Women's Tour' cycling event will be launched in the region today as it sets off from Oundle in Northamptonshire.

The first stage gets underway at 11 o'clock.

A number of Olympic champions will be among the riders who will pass through Desborough, Brixworth and Chapel Brampton on the way to Northampton.

Thousands of people are expected to turn out to watch.

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2014 Women’s Tour

The region welcomes the first women's cycling tour of Britain.