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2019 Women’s Cycle Tour comes through campus: 13 June

The Women’s Cycle Tour will pass through the University of Warwick campus and near to our Wellesbourne Campus on Thursday 13 June. First held in 2014, the Women’s Tour is the UK’s biggest and most prestigious women’s bike race. A founder member of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, the race attracts the world’s top cyclists - including Olympic and World Champions - to compete on British roads over five days each June.

The cyclists will approach campus from Coventry Road, travel down Gibbet Hill Road and onto Westwood Heath Road towards Tile Hill in the morning.

The route for stage 4 will start in Warwick and end in Burton Dassett. We expect the race to come through campus between 10:40am - 11:10am on Thursday 13 June.

See the full route and find out more on the Women’s Tour website.

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Estates are looking for volunteers for the Cycle Tour to help marshal the route along Gibbet Hill Road.

Find out how you can volunteer.

The Campus Shuttlebus A and B services will be held while the closure of Gibbet Hill Road is in effect. Both will recommence afterwards, subject to traffic conditions.

Watch the race

If you’re on campus on 13 June, enjoy the excitement of the race by watching it as it comes along Gibbet Hill Road in the morning. There was a great atmosphere along the road at the Women's and Men's Tour last year - we look forward to seeing you there!


With the race due to come through campus between 10:40am and 11:10am, there will be some delays for cars and public transport leaving campus at that time as the rolling road block will prevent traffic coming onto Gibbet Hill Road. Traffic will not be prevented from entering campus. The tour organisers have provided estimated route timings on their website.

If you have visitors coming to campus or have an event planned on this day, please share this information with your relevant contacts so they can factor it into their travel plans for the day.

Local Area

The Parade in Leamington will not be closed this year as it has been for cycle tours in previous years.

If travelling to campus, please make sure you set off earlier than you would usually – there will be delays to all travel, including bus services while the race is in progress as it will affect roads all over the local region.

Please do bear this in mind when you are planning your journey to and from campus on 13 June and allow plenty of time to get to campus.

There is also likely to be more disruption to roads around the Warwick and Kenilworth area where the race will start and we will update information on this as it is confirmed.


We're aware that there are people sitting exams on 13 June. The Exams team will be in touch directly with those affected.