THE route for a star-studded cycling event through Tendring has been announced.

The district is gearing up for the prestigious Women’s Tour, featuring the world’s best cyclists and Olympians.

One stage will starts from Harwich and another finishes in Clacton.

Top British road racing cyclist Emma Trott, 24, was at Clacton Town Hall on Tuesday to launch the event.

“Getting a race like this in Britain is just huge," she said.

The Tour will take place over five stages between May 7and May 11