THE hosts of the 2024 Tour of Britain Women stages have today been announced, with Llandudno to play a key role in the event.

Preparations are being made for the inaugural edition of the race ahead of the Grand Départ in Welshpool on Thursday, 6 June.

The race will see the world’s top female riders and teams go head-to-head across four tough stages of racing, in what will be the first major international stage race delivered by British Cycling Events.

Hundreds of thousands of fans will line the streets for what is the nation’s biggest free-to-attend sporting event, as the country gears up for another thrilling summer of cycling.

The route

The race will begin in Welshpool, which hosted the thrilling finish of stage four of the 2022 Women’s Tour, where Australia’s Grace Brown (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope) sprinted to victory.

The stage will see riders head north to the picturesque seaside town of Llandudno, in what will be a challenging start to the race.

Stage two will see riders stay in Wales for a start and finish in Wrexham, which also featured in the 2022 Women’s Tour.

The rolling route will take in a series of challenging climbs in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wales.


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The organisers extended their gratitude to Welsh Government, Conwy County Borough Council, Powys County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council and others who have demonstrated such enthusiastic support for the race.

Jon Dutton OBE, CEO of British Cycling, said: “Today is another important milestone in our journey and reflective of the enormous goodwill and support which major road cycling events continue to enjoy.

“Our primary focus has been to deliver a safe and competitive race in 2024, and while there is still a great deal of work to do, we remain every bit as determined to harness the race’s spotlight to make a real impact in the communities which it touches.

“We know that it is a vision which resonates strongly in the positive conversations we’ve been having with prospective commercial partners and hosts which continues to be extremely encouraging.”

Cllr Aaron Wynne, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Culture & Leisure, said: "We’re delighted to be welcoming the 2024 Tour of Britain Women. 

“I hope the event inspires young people to get on their bikes, and I’ll be urging the people of Conwy county to support the competitors at the Stage One finish in Llandudno. 

“The crowd create a fantastic atmosphere at events like this and it’s a great opportunity for us to showcase North Wales as a destination. 

“Major events are important in extending the tourism season, creating an economic impact, supporting small businesses, and of course the media coverage to the rest of the world.”

Earlier this month, British Cycling announced that the Tour of Britain Men would be delivered over six days in 2024, with an ambition to bring future parity to the two national tours, following the alignment of the event names in 2024.

Tour of Britain Women 2024:

  1. Stage 1 – Thursday 6 June 2024: Welshpool to Llandudno
  2. Stage 2 – Friday 7 June 2024: Wrexham
  3. Stage 3 – Saturday 8 June 2024: Warrington
  4. Stage 4 – Sunday 9 June 2024: Greater Manchester