Walsall will welcome the Women’s Tour, the world’s leading international women’s cycle race, for the first time in 2021.
Stage two will start at the Walsall Arboretum, the area’s famous Victorian park, and culminate with a finish on Lichfield Street in the heart of the town and in the shadows of Walsall Town Hall. However, action aplenty is guaranteed on the 10-kilometre clockwise circuit around Hayhead Woods, Barr Beacon nature reserve and Pool Green that will be tackled 10 times.
The circuit will include three intermediate sprints at Barr Common (on laps four, six and eight) as well as offering points towards the ŠKODA Queen of the Mountains competition atop the Barr Beacon climb (1.2km long, maximum gradient of 5.7%) on laps five, seven and nine. A thrilling run in to the line is guaranteed, as the top of the climb on lap 10 comes just 6.5 largely downhill kilometres from the finish. In total the stage measures 103 kilometres (64 miles).
Walsall will become only the third venue – after both Stoke-on-Trent and Chesterfield in 2017 – in history to welcome both the start and finish of a Women’s Tour road stage on the same day.
Click here to explore the stage two timetable.
Total elevation: 1,064m
Arboretum, Walsall 11:30am
Aldridge Road/Walsall Road 11:45am
Barr Common (lap four) 12:33pm
Barr Beacon (lap five) 12:54pm
Barr Common (lap six) 1:03pm
Barr Beacon (lap seven) 1:24pm
Barr Common (lap eight) 1:33pm
Barr Beacon (lap nine) 1:54pm
Sutton Road B1451 2:20pm
Lichfield Street, Walsall 2:26pm
Anybody attending stage two of the AJ Bell Women’s Tour in Walsall can use our spectator guide to help plan their day.
Women’s Tour hospitality allows race fans to enjoy our first-ever visit to Walsall in VIP style.
WALSALL BREAKFAST CLUB
Our Breakfast Club will get fans closer to the pre-race action, rider interviews and presentations at our Walsall stage start.
WALSALL TOUR ENCLOSURE
The Tour Enclosure offers fans in Walsall the chance to watch the finish of stage two from a prime location, as well as serving a fine selection of fresh British food and the finest wines and beer.
Click here to book your VIP package with Sportsbreaks.com, the official hospitality partner of the Women’s Tour.
Host venue for the first time
Well connected to the national road and rail networks, Walsall has become something of a centre for logistics companies having previously been the historic centre for saddlery and locksmiths. A proud Black Country town, Walsall recently set out its ambition to be the healthiest town centre in the country.
Walsall has more than its fair share of the canal network in the West Midlands and combined with the town’s many parks, the canal tow paths help to create an extensive network of safe cycle and walking routes.