Fans in Worcester seemed thrilled to have the Women’s Tour arrive as they lined the streets on Saturday. And the race organisers were thrilled with Worcester’s response.

Apart from some difficulties on Saturday morning for residents of London Road who had to do some hurried removal of their cars.

After the Tour finished on Sunday, race director Mick Bennett said: "We have long wanted to finish a race in Worcester, so were very pleased to make this possible with the OVO Energy Women’s Tour on Saturday. Not only does Worcestershire provide a scenic backdrop for our events, but we know the area has a strong and enthusiastic cycling community. Over the coming months we will continuing to work closely with Wychavon, Worcester and Worcestershire and hope to be back with more events very soon."

Councillor Adrian Gregson, leader of Worcester City Council when it agreed to host the stage, said: "I watched some of the race on TV and Worcester looked great. It should encourage people to visit our beautiful city."

On Saturday morning city councillor Louise Griffiths said residents of London Road were woken by traffic officers asking them to remove their cars form the race route or face having them towed away.She said there had been no leaflets or notifications to tell residents.

A spokesman for race organisers Sweetspot said they employ a company to leaflet houses along the race route about two weeks before the event, and always review how it worked afterwards.He added: "We will look further at this, as lessons can always be learnt and things improved for future editions of the race to minimise any inconvenience and improve the passage of the race through busy areas."