OVO Energy Women's Tour 2019
The final stage of the 2019 OVO Energy Women’s Tour, Britain’s leading professional women’s race, will be held exclusively in Carmarthenshire on 15th June
This will be the first time that the OVO Energy Women’s Tour has visited Carmarthenshire with the county set to welcome 100 of the world’s top professional cyclists for the finishing leg of Britain’s leading professional cycle race.
Stage 6 of the race starts at Carmarthen Park and will pass through Carmarthen, Nantgaredig, Brechfa, Abergorlech, Talley, Llandeilo, Ffairfach, Bethlehem, Brecon Beacons National Park - The Black Mountain, Upper Brynamman, Garnant, Ammanford, Penygroes, Gorslas, Cefneithin, Pontyberem, Carway, Trimsaran, Pinged and finishing in Pembrey Country Park.
Some of the best female riders in the world including Olympic, and World champions, as well as the best British riders and stars of the future will be riding through our beautiful county and making the most of two of our national cycling facilities – our historic velodrome in Carmarthen, and our new National Closed Road Cycling Circuit in Pembrey Country Park. The 79 miles that separate the start in Carmarthen Park and the finish at Pembrey Country Park are anything but flat. The stage will approximately feature 1,800 metres of ascent, making it the second toughest in OVO Energy Women’s Tour history
Highlights of last year's race.
There are plenty of opportunities for local businesses, communities and individuals to get involved.
Give the cyclists a real welcome when they pass through your town or village.
Local businesses in communities along the route are being encouraged to give their shop / office windows a makeover and create a stunning display.
Get into the spirit of the event and help make the final stage of the UK’s most prestigious women’s cycling race a real celebration.
So get your creative juices flowing, let your imagination go wild and join in the fun – this is your chance for your business to shine!
Create, wave and share your own Women’s Tour flag at this year’s race.
Organisers of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour will be running an official flag competition for the first time. Create and design your own flags to show your support for your favourite icons, nation’s riders, favourite teams or to show pride in your local village or town.
You can wave these flags at home in front of the TV or out on the roadside watching the action live! And please make sure you share photos of you and your flags on social media using the hashtag #OVOWT and @CycleCarms.
There will be an exclusive prize for the best designed and most creative flag!
If you are a small or large business, Town or Community Council or partnership organisation, then we would like to work with you to promote Carmarthenshire and the OVO Energy Women's Tour collectively.
Are you a cycling enthusiast, would you like to get involved? The OVO Energy Women's Tour are looking for volunteers to support the race during the day.
Download our brand guidelines and information pack for further information on what you can do to be a part of the event.
Make a weekend of it...
Getting to Carmarthenshire couldn't be easier. We have excellent transport links into the county whether you would prefer to travel by bus, rail or road. There is accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets - from country houses to camping!
You are spoiled for choice with places to stay in Carmarthenshire. Impressive country mansions, trendy town houses, stylish B&B’s, Chic boutique hotels and cool camping.
There will be organised events throughout the weekend to celebrate the Tour of Britain. If you’re hosting an event, don’t forget to add it to our What’s on page.
Whether you want to explore the OVO Energy Women's Tour route, ride an exhilarating mountain bike trail or go for a family bike ride there is a cycle trail for everyone in Carmarthenshire.