The Women’s Tour back in Chesterfield and Derbyshire this June
Derbyshire will host the penultimate stage of The Women's Tour on Saturday June 10, 2017 - building on the race's successful visit last year.
Stage Four of the UCI Women's World Tour event will both start and finish in Chesterfield and also take in the likes of Wirksworth, Belper, Bolsover and Staveley.
Details of the full confirmed route can be found here.
"The 2016 Women's Tour was a real inspiration to women and girls across the county to get out on their bikes and get active, which we're continually trying to encourage people to do as part of the Derbyshire Cycling Plan 2016-2030", said Ilana Freestone, director of Derbyshire Sport.
"From the many schoolchildren who watched the race go by to those in clubs who cycled to take up a place at the side of the road, it was great to see so many people connecting with the race, and we hope it will prove just as popular in 2017."
Derbyshire County Council's cabinet member for highways, transport and infrastructure Councillor Dean Collins added: "We're delighted to welcome the Women's Tour back to Derbyshire this summer. Last year's event was brilliant and attracted lots of cycling enthusiasts and tourists alike.
"This year's tour is set to be even bigger and better as it's on a Saturday which should allow more people to come and experience our fantastic county for themselves."
And Mick Bennett, Race Director for The Women's Tour said: "We are delighted to be returning to Chesterfield and Derbyshire after the success of last year's stage.
"This year with the stage coming on a weekend and Chesterfield hosting both the start and finish, it will be a fantastic occasion and attract cycling fans from far and wide."