The beautiful Derbyshire Dales is gearing up for a weekend of cycling action with the Aviva Women’s Tour on Friday 17 and vintage cycling festival Eroica Britannia in Bakewell from 17-19.
The Aviva Women’s Tour will race through from Ashbourne to Chesterfield, travelling through Buxton, Chatsworth, Youlgrave and Matlock, on Friday 17 June. View the full route.
The Ashbourne to Chesterfield stage falls on the same weekend as the popular Eroica Britannia family festival in Bakewell, just a short ride from the route. The festival, supported once again by your District Council, offers fun for all the family with three days of live music, entertainment, acres of shopping, the World's biggest Bike Jumble and food festival.
British Cycling rider Jessie Walker, visiting the Dales this week for a photoshoot outside Chatsworth House said:
“I’m delighted to be riding in the Aviva Women’s Tour. I’m very familiar with the Derbyshire hills as I’m from Sheffield and have been cycling in the county for many years.
"I competed in the inaugural Women's Tour in 2014 and was overwhelmed by the support out on the roads. It really gives the race an amazing buzz, making it an extra special race on the calendar."
- Jessie is pictured with Gian Bohan from Eroica Britannia, in front of Chatsworth House, which both the Women’s Tour and Eroica Britannia will cycle past.