Marlow, Buckinghamshire to Hemel Hempstead, Dacorum for Stage Five of Britain’s leading international women’s race. The second edition of the Friends Life Women’s Tour will conclude this June with an exciting stage through the Chiltern Hills between Marlow and Hemel Hempstead on Sunday 21st June.
It will mark the first occasion that the Friends Life Women’s Tour has visited the area and both venues. The event also builds on the successful hosting of a memorable Stage Six of the men’s Friends Life Tour of Britain in September 2014 by Cycle Chilterns, Buckinghamshire County Council, Wycombe District Council, Chiltern District Council, LEAP and Dacorum Borough Council.
That stage saw a memorable three rider escape, with Alex Dowsett pulling on the Friends Life Yellow Jersey, and Stage Five of the Friends Life Women’s Tour will have the same finish location, Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead.
Andrew Williams, Leader of Dacorum Borough Council said;
“Last year’s Stage 6 finish of the Friends Life Tour of Britain was a fantastic event for Dacorum so it is a real thrill that we will be welcoming the overall final of the Friends Life Women’s Tour in June. It will be a challenging route, over twenty miles of which will be in Dacorum. Our community turned out in huge numbers for the men’s Tour and I am sure we can expect the same encouragement from spectators in the park for the women’s final this year.”