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Monday, September 5, 2016

County prepares for cycling spectacular

Final preparations are being made ahead of the Tour of Britain’s return to Denbigh, with Denbighshire County Council urging residents to come out and support the cyclists as they race through the county.

The fourth stage of the Tour ,from Denbigh to Builth Wells will be taking place on Wednesday, September 7th and will be the longest day for the riders.  

Starting in Denbigh Town Centre, the race will head towards Bodfari and leave Denbighshire into Flintshire. It will head into Mold and through Pontblyddyn, Coed Talon, Treuddyn before it re-enters Denbighshire near Llandegla.

The race will then travel along the A5104 through Bryneglwys and on to the A5 at Corwen before turning for Cynwyd and Llandrillo.

Leader of Denbighshire County Council, Councillor Hugh Evans OBE, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured the start of the North Wales stage this year, as we feel it will have great benefits to the tourism industry as well as showcasing what the region has to offer.

“North Wales is fast earning itself a reputation for hosting and staging major events, with the Tour of Britain a prime example of how councils across North Wales and organisers work together to deliver spectacular events. 

“We know that the support provided by the people of Denbighshire in recent years has been phenomenal and we want to encourage the same level of support again this year.

It’s a great opportunity to showcase Denbighshire and the rest of North Wales and we look forward to welcoming thousands to the county to witness one of the most prestigious events in the cycling calendar."

Alastair Grant, Tour of Britain’s Commercial Director, said: “We’re delighted to be returning to North Wales this year with the Tour, year after year we see more people at the roadside coming to watch the world’s best rider pass through their towns and the Welsh crowds never fail to turn out in their masses. We are certainly looking forward to seeing how the peloton tackle what is arguably the hardest stage of the Tour of Britain this year. 

A ‘Park and Walk’ will be located on the Recreation Ground (adjacent to Denbigh Football Club) for people wanting to come out and support the Tour of Britain on Wednesday, September 7.  It can be accessed from Park Street (near Denbigh Infirmary).

There will be stewards on duty marshalling the parking and guiding drivers in and out.  

People travelling in to Denbigh from the Pentrefoelas direction and wanting to support the race will be directed to the town’s rugby club.

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