Pub landlady to welcome cycling fans

Landlady of The Chandlers Arms, in Epwell, Assumpta Golding, pictured with local cycling enthusiast Stephen Rutledge. The Aviva Women's World Tour is passing within 400 metres of her pub. NNL-160706-143601001
Landlady of The Chandlers Arms, in Epwell, Assumpta Golding, pictured with local cycling enthusiast Stephen Rutledge. The Aviva Women's World Tour is passing within 400 metres of her pub. NNL-160706-143601001

The Aviva Women’s Tour will be paying a visit to north Oxfordshire and south Warwickshire next Thursday.

The tour, which is Britain’s biggest women’s cycling event, will reach its second stage and will travel from Atherstone to Stratford-Upon-Avon, dipping into Oxfordshire for around four minutes.

The stage will also pass through Gaydon, Shipston-on-Stour, Upper Tysoe and Upper Brailes and Lower Brailes.

To welcome the riders, the landlady of The Chandlers Arms, in Epwell, Assumpta Golding, is inviting people to visit the pub on the morning of the second stage.

She is pictured above with cycling enthusiast, Stephen Rutledge.

The pub is about 400 metres off the route and will be serving coffee from 10am, drinks from 11am and food from midday.

The Aviva Women’s Tour, which runs from June 15 to 19, is one of 17 races in nine countries that makes up the Women’s World Tour.