We have a pair of VIP tickets to give away to enjoy the start of the prestigious Aviva Women’s Tour of Britain in Ashbourne on 17 June.
The prize includes:
- As VIP guests to enjoy a unique view of Britain’s first international level stage race for women
- A breakfast of fresh local produce and soft drinks
- A complimentary Tour Programme and a first class view of the start line.
Q. All you need to do is read the Race Information below and tell us which Matlock road will host one of two Queen of the Mountain challenges on 17 June.
Simply email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Monday 23 May and we’ll select the winner of the pair of VIP tickets the following day. The result will be posted on our website on 24 May.
Competition terms and conditions can be viewed here.
Stage Three of the Women's Tour - from Ashbourne to Chesterfield - is being billed as the toughest stage of the race, featuring Chatsworth, Youlgrave and Matlock.
Dales towns and villages that will see Stage 3 at first hand are Ashbourne (10.45am start), Earl Sterndale, Flagg, Monyash, Youlgrave, Winster, Wensley, South Darley, Darley Bridge, Darley Dale, Matlock, Beeley and Baslow.
The race will also speed by close to the villages of Fenny Bentley, Tissington, Biggin, Heathcote, Hartington, Chelmorton, Alport, Stanton in Peak, Birchover, Elton, Edensor and Pilsley, eventually leaving the Dales to travel through Buxton and on to Chesterfield.
Two 'Queen of the Mountains' sections at Alport and Matlock's Bank Road will add extra excitement and drama.
The stage also falls on the same weekend as the popular Eroica Britannia family festival in Bakewell, just a short ride from the Stage Three route.
Chairman of the District Council's Community & Environment Committee Councillor Jo Wild said:
"It was fabulous to see community groups and partnership organisations get behind the Tour of Britain last autumn and we want to make 17 June another day to remember both for the competitors and local people across the Derbyshire Dales."
- Your District Council is getting behind the Aviva Women's Tour with support and funding being made available for community activities. We provided similar support for last September's Tour of Britain and want to build on the success of that event as the world's top women racers take on the Dales. To encourage communities to get involved along the route small grants of up to £100 are available - apply online.