Johnson Health Tech UK Ltd will sponsor the Westminster Grand Prix women’s race which will accompany The Tour of Britain’s final stage on Sunday 22 September.

The Stoke-on-Trent based company already sponsor Britain’s leading cycle race series for women, the Johnson Health Tech Grand Prix Series, which takes place alongside The Tour Series in May and June.

Over 70 entries have already been taken for the London event, with Hannah Barnes and her MG Maxifuel team headlining the entry.

Barnes was crowned Champion of the 2013 Johnson Health Tech Grand Prix Series earlier this year, winning three rounds. The 21-year-old has also won the National Circuit Race title and Women’s National Road Series making her the standout performer, male or female, of the British domestic calendar.


The sponsorship from Johnson Health Tech UK Ltd continues the company’s support of women’s cycling and work with SweetSpot Group since 2010, when the Horizon Fitness Grand Prix was run in Stoke-on-Trent alongside The Tour Series.

The Johnson Health Tech GP Series was launched in 2011 and celebrated its third season of racing in 2013, while Johnson Health Tech UK Ltd have also supported the Matrix Fitness Racing Academy team for the past four years.

Action from the Westminster Grand Prix will be incorporated into The Tour of Britain’s television coverage on ITV4, British Eurosport and around the world. The event is a precursor for SweetSpot Group’s plans for a five-day stage race, The Women’s Tour, in 2014.

The Tour of Britain gets underway in Peebles in the Scottish Borders on Sunday 15th September, finishing in the centre of London eight days later on Sunday 22nd September, with live coverage in the UK on ITV4 and British Eurosport.

Amateur cyclists wishing to be a part of the Grand Depart weekend can join in The Tour Ride Scotland on Saturday 14th September, taking on 50 and 100-mile Rides between Peebles and Drumlanrig Castle. To find out more and to register, please visit