Some of the world's best cyclists will be speeding just a few miles past Swindon when the OVO Energy Women's Tour races through Faringdon in June.

In less than a decade the Women's Tour has established itself and one of the most prestigious races in the women's cycling calendar, with prize money and support equal to the men's Tour of Britain - which is sponsored by the same Bristol-based company.

This years tour starts in East Anglia and has been expanded to six stages for the first time.

The third stage on Wednesday June 12 sees the peloton set off from Henley on Thames and will see the riders racing through Faringdon, just north of Swindon, about half-way through their 145 km (90 mile) journey to Blenheim Palace in North Oxfordshire.

The race is free to watch from the roadside