BBC South News – Women’s Cycle Tour (21 July 2021)

It was great to see our beautiful town shining on BBC South Today covering the press launch of The Women’s Cycle Tour.

Our very own Banbury BID Project Coordinator Jo Samways and Tom Duckham from Cherwell District Council were interviewed.

Oxfordshire will host the Grand Départ of the event for the first time in Women’s Tour history on Monday 4 October when Bicester and Banbury welcome nearly 100 of the world’s best riders for the start of the prestigious race.

2021 marks the second year that Oxfordshire will host the Women’s Tour.

Race organisers SweetSpot are working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council and local district councils to deliver the event as part of a three-year commitment which began in 2019.