The Tour of the Cotswolds joins the NSPCC Tour of England series, taking in some of the area's iconic roads and scenery

The NSPCC Tour of England series has extended its reach for 2015, branching out to the Cotswolds for a two-day event in July.

The Tour of the Cotswolds will take place over the weekend of July 4-5 and will take in the region’s iconic scenery, as well as some of the area’s best roads.

Dover’s Hill, a favourite of the National Hill Climb competition, will be a timed ascent on the route, so one to save the legs for.

Richard King, Director of organisers Ride2Raise, says: “With the addition of the NSPCC Tour of the Cotswolds, we can bring our events to more riders around the country, and also take in some more of the best riding roads on offer.

“We chose the Cotswolds as it fits the model of our events perfectly – challenging yet stunning routes which are cycling-friendly, to ensure a great experience is had by all.”