Aviva Women's Tour route revealed with Peak District making first appearance

The Aviva Women's Tour heads to the hills in 2016, with a stage in the Peak District providing possibly the toughest edition of the race to date

Braintree start, Women's Tour 2015, stage two

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Riders at the 2016 Aviva Women's Tour (June 15-19) will have to find their climbing legs as the race heads to the hills for its toughest edition in its three-year history.

Four of the five stages take place in the heart of England, heading to the Peak District for the first time in the stage between Ashbourne and Chesterfield on day three.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.