Sign up for the Pink Ribbon Tour and ride the London circuit yourself!
24 February 2017 10:00am
Following on from the successful Women's Tour Launch last week, we're pleased to announce further details about Breast Cancer Care's Pink Ribbon Tour on Sunday 11th June.
If you're interested in taking part in the Pink Ribbon Tour on Sunday 11th June, you can register your interest before 1st March on the Breast Cancer Care website here.
1,000 lucky riders will have the chance to take part in the Pink Ribbon Tour, which will take place over 25km on the same iconic, closed-road circuit around the streets of London as the professionals in The Women's Tour will tackle just hours later.
Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist UK-wide charity providing support to everyone affected by breast cancer, and our partnership will raise vital funds for the charity, whilst celebrating the 25th anniversary of the iconic pink ribbon.
Together, we have set the target of raising over £200,000 for the charity. This will be achieved through the fundraising of all of those participating in the Pink Ribbon Tour, a text to donate campaign, and through women organising their own 25km cycles throughout the UK.
The partnership the Women's Tour has with Breast Cancer Care will aim to increase awareness of the free services the worthwhile charity provides; including support over the phone from a nurse or someone who's been there, welcoming online forums, reliable information and local group support. We want to demonstrate the urgency and need to raise funds to ensure the services continue to be free to everyone affected by breast cancer in the UK.
At the launch of the 2017 Women's Tour Claire Pulford, Head of Events at Breast Cancer Care, told us more about the charity and how excited they are about the Pink Ribbon Tour:
If you're interested in taking part in the Pink Ribbon Tour on Sunday 11th June, you can register your interest now on the Breast Cancer Care website here.
Places go on sale for the Pink Ribbon Tour on 1st March- all pre-registered participants will be offered the exclusive places in advance of the general public - on a first come first served basis.
Watch the promo video for the 2017 edition of The Women's Tour, which takes place from Wednesday 7 to Sunday 11 June. Featuring four stages in the Heart of England in Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire before the fifth and final stage takes place on an iconic circuit in the centre of London.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched the 2017 Women's Tour at City Hall in London, alongside Olympic Gold medallist Katie Archibald of Team WNT and Drops' London rider Abi Van Twisk. The trio were in front of the world famous backdrop of Tower Bridge with Women's Tour Race Director Mick Bennett to officially unveil the five stages for the UCI Women's WorldTour event.
Look back on the 2016 edition of The Women's Tour and review some of the amazing facts and figures to come from Britain's biggest women's cycling event. This year's race was a part of the new-for-2016 UCI Women's WorldTour, and with it was bigger and better than ever before.