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Women’s Tour route announcement

You may have already seen the Women’s Tour route announcement for 2021 for all of its stages, including Stage 5 which runs from Colchester to Clacton-on-Sea.

If you have not seen it, you can find it here: https://www.womenstour.co.uk/stage-routes-revealed-for-2021-womens-tour/

Below are two quotes for you to use in relation to any local coverage.

You can also find some pictures to accompany this (captions as per file names, credit if required to TDC/CBC), and graphics of the Stage 5 route map here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rfhdo1l4toggvmn/AACUS1S-UqFcJ3D1Y_jqrcVba?dl=0

Media can also embed a video piece via this YouTube link: https://youtu.be/ZpYweUpzstA

— Quotes —

Alex Porter, Tendring District Council Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said the Women’s Tour was always a fantastic boost to the area.

“We know from the previous years we have hosted this elite race just what a spectacle it is, an event enjoyed by both dedicated cycling fans and newcomers to the sport as well,” Cllr Porter said.

“As well as being a boost for businesses as spectators flock to the area to enjoy the event, this also captures the imagination and inspires people to dust off their bikes and take up cycling; which is good for the environment and your health.

“So why not check our the route and take the opportunity to see these elite athletes virtually – or for some of you, literally – on your doorstep? Or why not travel to a sprint or climb, or a part of the route where you’ll see the riders twice?

“Now is the ideal time to plan your trip to the Essex Sunshine Coast on 8 October.”

Cllr Paul Dundas Leader of Colchester Borough Council said:

“I’m delighted to see Colchester host the Women’s Tour on 8 October.  With Stage 5 of this international event beginning at Colchester’s new Northern Gateway Sports Park, it’s an excellent opportunity to showcase the excellent cycling facilities we can all now enjoy in the borough. As the route passes through our historic town centre, we look forward to seeing residents, visitors, schools and businesses join us to cheer on the riders as they race towards the finish line in Clacton.”