Powys is gearing up to welcome the world’s top cyclists today (Friday, June 14), as the penultimate stage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour takes place in the county.

The race is setting off from the Lake, Llandrindod Wells at 10.30am, and riders are due back on the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, at around 2.30pm.

Powys County Council Leader, Councillor Rosemarie Harris said: “We are on final countdown to one of sport’s most iconic events providing a double boost for our wonderful county. Hosting both the start and finish of a world-class sporting event will showcase our county to a global audience.

“The OVO Energy Women’s Tour is certain to attract thousands of visitors to Powys providing a huge boost to business and the local economy. We hope as many residents as possible will come out and support the event as is passes through the county.”

The Royal Welsh Showground will be open to the public from 11am, and is hosting an afternoon of activities in order to welcome the Women’s Tour to Powys. Sport Powys, Cardiff Blues, Welsh Cricket and many more will provide activities suitable for all ages. Builth Wells Ladies’ Choir will provide entertainment. Entry to the Showground and parking is free of charge.

The OVO Women’s Tour, which began in Suffolk on Monday, June 10, features the leading names in women’s cycling including defending champion Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb), former British World Champion and Olympic medallist Lizzie Deignan (Trek Segafredo) and current European and Commonwealth Road Race Champions Marta Bastianelli (Team VIRTU Cycling) and Chloe Hosking (Alé Cipollini) respectively.

ITV4 is screening stage highlights at 8pm.