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Aviva Women's Tour 2016

Derbyshire is fast becoming a must go to destination for major cycling events.

Last month Derbyshire hosted a full stage of the Aviva Women's Tour (Stage 3 from Ashbourne to Chesterfield) and part of Stage 4 from Nottingham to Stoke, with the route travelling through Erewash and South Derbyshire.

Previously Derbyshire has hosted part of Stage 2 for the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014 and a major part of Stage 6 of the Men's Tour of Britain in 2015.

Prestigious events such as these attract large crowds of spectators, both local and from further afield, helping boost the visitor economy and providing a platform for a global audience to see the beauty of Derbyshire as a place to visit.

There is strong evidence to suggest that events such as these encourage regular cyclists to cycle more often and inspire potential new and returning cyclists to dust down their bikes, buy a new one and take cycling up.

To read more about the 2016 Aviva Women's Tour visit http://www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/aviva-womens-tour-2016

You can also find details of a 'reccie' of Stage Three of the Aviva Women's Tour, and another of part of Stage Four, which a number of women from organisations involved in Derbyshire cycling were involved in. There was also a static bike challenge which was held for Chesterfield businesses as a prelude to the Stage Three finish of the Aviva Women's Tour, and lots of other activities.