Saffron Walden Town Council is excited to see the 2023 Ford RideLondon Classique UCI Women’s World Tour is starting in Saffron Walden this May!

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The stages of the Ford RideLondon Classique

The 2023 Ford RideLondon Classique, part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, is set to be the greatest version of the event yet. It will feature three unmissable races – or stages – on three unique courses across London and Essex from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May.

The courses have been designed to produce three thrilling days of racing for some of the world’s best riders – not to mention a fast-paced spectacle for fans to watch on both the roadside and TV. 

Stage One

Date: Friday 26 May 2023

Distance: 150KM

Start: Saffron Walden

  • Saffron Walden is a picturesque medieval market town in north-west Essex. It was known simply as Walden until around 1500, when Saffron was added to the name due to the saffron crocus trade that started in the town in the 16th century, as the plant found soil conditions there favourable. On the outskirts of Saffron Walden is Audley End House, built in the 17th century and once one of the largest mansions in the country.

Finish: Colchester