Women on Wheels

Women on Wheels

On 7 May Northamptonshire hosted the first stage of The Women’s Tour – a race with over 100 of the world’s best female riders. The field included current and former Olympic medallists and World Champions competing to become the first-ever Women’s Tour champion.

Reigning World and Olympic champion Marianne Vos won the Tour, but we were excited to see that the best placed British riders were both local girls; Lucy Garner from Leicestershire in 7th and Hannah Barnes from Northamptonshire in 8th.

Women on Wheels

Women on Wheels

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating the event and women’s cycling with its latest exhibition – WOW – Women on Wheels.

Part of the exhibition is looking at some of the best modern cyclists, including feature displays that focus on Lucy and Hannah. And we are sure you will feel inspired looking at the great action shots, equipment and memorabilia that makes competitive cycling one of the most popular and colourful sports to follow.

Women on Wheels

Women on Wheels

We are also delighted to include objects that belonged to Beryl Burton, arguably the best and most successful female cyclist. Beryl dominated in the world of cycling for over 20 years in the 1960s and 70s. Her speciality was that of time trialling, but she also excelled in road and pursuit races by winning titles in both at a national and international level and regularly outperforming male competitors.

Women on Wheels

Women on Wheels








Next cycling events with Northampton Museum & Art Gallery


Get Started

17 May 10am – 4pm | Free

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery



The Big Ride!

30 May 6 – 9pm

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

Bar available



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