ROUND SIX – STEVENAGE
Bank Holiday Monday 28 May

FAMILY RIDE – BRING A BIKE AND CYCLE THE CIRCUIT 13:15
STEVENAGE GRAND PRIX AMATEUR/JUNIOR RACE 14:15
OVO ENERGY TOUR SERIES MEN’S TEAM TIME TRIAL 15:30
OVO ENERGY TOUR SERIES WOMEN’S RACE 17:30
OVO ENERGY TOUR SERIES MEN’S RACE 19:30
PODIUM CELEBRATIONS 20:45

For the third year running, the OVO Energy Tour Series visits Stevenage, scene of a thrilling Grand Final in 2017 that saw JLT Condor and Drops crowned as the men’s and women’s champions respectively.

The battle for the men’s Series title will heat up in Hertfordshire for Round Seven, as Britain’s leading domestic squads will take part in a two-lap Team Time Trial.

Stevenage Borough Council has hosted two previous major cycling events: the OVO Energy Women’s Tour in 2015 and, since 2016, the OVO Energy Tour Series. The latter’s circuit in Stevenage Old Town is just over one-kilometre long and is lined by a wide range of boutique shops and a wide variety of pubs and eating establishments

About Stevenage
Stevenage, a town dating back at least 2,000 years, first came to prominence due to its handily placed location alongside the Great North Road, now known as the A1.

Until the end of World War II Stevenage remained a quiet country town but in 1946 it was designated as Britain’s first New Town.

The New Towns were proposed to relieve London’s post-war housing problems and overcrowding and incorporated industrial development so that the towns did not simply become dormitory suburbs of the capital.

The modern Town Square has many interesting examples of post-War architecture and is now designated a conservation area. The Stevenage Museum, near the centre of the new town, illustrates the fascinating history of the town.

Stevenage was both innovative and pioneering. When first built, it was a model of good practice, including the first planned pedestrian shopping centre in Britain. It was the first town in England to provide a comprehensive network of cycleways.