A proud day in Chipping Norton for Shipston Cycling Club
THE roll-out of the final stage of the Women’s Tour from Chipping Norton was a proud moment for Shipston CC’s chairman Andy Smith.
Not only did Jan Spalding and Becky Babbage lead the stage out onto the open roads but Smith’s daughter-in-law, Grace Brown, was wearing the yellow jersey.
The French FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope rider finished the race second overall.
“It was always going to be special to see Grace ride on the roads we regularly cover with the club, but to see her doing so in the yellow jersey made it an extra proud day – both for my family and the whole club,” said Smith.
He added: "It was great to have Jan and Becky leading out the stage. We’ve seen more and more female members join the club over the past few years, and our women-only rides continue throughout the summer."