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Take part in activities to welcome top women cyclists

Residents and visitors to Chesterfield can take part in a host of events organised by the Chesterfield Borough Council to celebrate the arrival of the world’s top women cyclists.

The Aviva Women’s Tour makes its way into the borough on Friday 17 June with events taking place in the town centre.
Events at the Town Hall, Rose Hill include:

  • A Workplace Challenge event allowing companies and individuals to hop on stationary bikes to see who can pedal the furthest. Different time slots are available between 8.30am and 1pm.
  • A cycling promotional area open from 10am to 3pm
  • A display of disability bikes by Wheelyfunwheels from 11am to 3pm with the chance to have a go from noon to 1pm
  • A display by a unicycle display team from 11.30am to noon.

Events in and around the market place include:

  • Students from Chesterfield College will be present with spin bikes and advice on activities for women from Active Chesterfield in New Square from 9.30am to 3pm
  • A chance to have a go on kids’ balance bikes outside the Market Hall from 10.30am to 1pm.

There will also be displays by a unicycle display team in Vicar Lane from 12.45pm to 1.45pm and 2.15pm to 2.45pm.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: “It is a great honour for Chesterfield to welcome the world’s top cyclists as the Aviva Women’s Tour takes place in the town.

“As well as seeing the thrilling finish of the race in the market place, we have a packed programme of fun events for all ages to take part and learn more about cycling and fitness in the market place, Vicar Lane and outside the Town Hall – I’d encourage everyone to come along and join in.”

The Aviva Women’s Tour will enter the town centre by Saltergate, Soresby Street, Rose Hill, West Bars and Low Pavement before finishing in the market place between 1.30pm and 2.30pm where the podium presentation will take place.

This event will be attended by local schools who will take part in guided cycle rides and by the Eroica Britannia cycle team.

There will be traffic restrictions during the day. There will be no stopping on Newbold Road, Loundsley Green Road, Ashgate Road or Saltergate from 8.45am to 2.45pm or until the race has passed.

There will also be traffic restrictions on some town centre roads and streets and rolling road closures along the route. Notices have been placed on lampposts along the race route to warn motorists.

For more information on the race, where to park and the route, including arrival times at different locations, visit the Aviva Women's Tour section of our website.

First published on 10 June 2016 Last updated on 07 July 2017