In a nutshell…
Your VIP area opens at around 11:30 and you’ll be in an amazing spot, very close to the finish line. You’ll catch all the race action on the big screens in live time, while you enjoy an amazing buffet lunch and make the most of the open bar! From your exclusive seating area, you'll see the winner cross the finish line and take their place on the podium. Of course you'll be surrounded by likeminded fans, guaranteeing the super atmosphere you expect from the Women's Tour.
Example menu from Tour caterers:
Beef and Guinness mash topped pie
Salmon fish cakes with sweet peas, potato and chives
Warm mushroom, chestnut and cranberry tart Vegan
Roasted gammon w/English mustard and marmalade glaze
Lemon roasted new potatoes
Roasted cauliflower and pomegranate
Fruit platters of mango, honeydew melon, watermelon, berries,
Homemade sage and parsley sausage rolls
Selection of British cheeses and meat platters w/vegan option
Caesar salad with bacon, parmesan and croutons
Lentil salad, mixed leaf and tomato, mint and parsley dressing
Sugar snap peas and fennel with apple cider vinaigrette
Selection of branded and homemade dressing w/vegan options
Sticky toffee pudding
Selection of cakes w/vegan options
You’ll have around 3 1/2 hours in the venue, but exact timings will be confirmed on your final documentation around 7-10 days before the race.
Stage 1 - Route Information
The race usually starts at around 10:30, but exact timings will be confirmed later this year, so you know when and where to expect the riders.
The Women’s Tour begins in the Bicester’s Market Square, encompassing part of its historic town trail, before eventually heading north to finish in the market town of Banbury, which lies on the River Cherwell.
The race usually finishes at around 2:30 - 3:30, but ETA's will be announced in due course.