ANOTHER event set to take place this year in Oxfordshire has been postponed.

Following consultations with stakeholders, sponsors and partners, organisers SweetSpot have decided to call off the Women's Tour.

The first stage of the cycling race was to set off from Bicester on June 8. 

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In a statement, SweetSpot continued: "The decision has been taken early in light of the worsening global situation, following discussions with event stakeholders and partners, in order to provide certainty to the many parties involved in the planning and organisation of the event, including local authorities, police and health services in the UK."

"As a part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, the Women’s Tour attracts a significant international presence from teams, riders, officials, staff, media and spectators, and it is felt that the risk of increased restrictions on international travel would be detrimental to the future of the race should an early, and conclusive, decision not be made."

It is hoped an alternative date in the international cycling calendar will be found for the event to take place.