Cycling fans are set to flock to West Oxfordshire after it was announced the OVO Energy Tour of Britain will pass through the District.
Officials at Cotswolds Tourism and West Oxfordshire District Council are celebrating the boost in visitor numbers as a result of the penultimate stage of the Tour visiting the area on Saturday 9 September.
More than 120 cyclists will pass through towns and villages including Wootton, Charlbury and the Wychwoods before continuing through the Cotswolds, eventually finishing in Cheltenham town centre.
Sally Graff of West Oxfordshire District Council Tourism said: “Many residents will be thrilled to see world-class cyclists up close. Also, being part of the event should attract a lot of visitors who have not previously sampled the hospitality and attractions of the Cotswolds and we will be in touch with businesses to make the most of this opportunity.”
Andy Sanders from the Cotswolds Tourism Partnership added: “We know the race will generate lots of interest in cycling now and into the future. We are hoping businesses and communities will engage in the event to showcase all the area has to offer.”
Any business, local community or organisation wanting to be involved should attend one of two meetings to learn more. The first is at The Fire Service College, Moreton in Marsh on Monday 15 May at 5.30pm. A second meeting will be held at The White Hart Inn, Winchcombe on Wednesday 17 May. For more information, email [email protected]