ON the 8th of September, Aberaeron will be the host venue for the start of the fourth stage of the much anticipated Tour of Britain. The route will take cyclists from Aberaeron up to Aberystwyth and then to Borth before moving on to Barmouth. The race, which will see the world’s top cyclists compete in iconic locations throughout the UK is an opportunity to showcase the beautiful scenery Ceredigion has to offer; from our rolling hills to our stunning coastline.
Ceredigion County Council, in collaboration with the Tour of Britain organisers, are maintaining public safety and Aberaeron will be a closed stage start; spectators will not be allowed at the start of the fourth stage location. Nevertheless, spectators can continue to support the event along the route while being mindful of social distancing and practice road safety as a pedestrian, cyclist and fan. Fans can also enjoy watching the event from the comfort of their own home as it will be televised.
Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, Leader of Ceredigion County Council, said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome the Tour of Britain to Ceredigion this year. As the Tour travels up the wonderful coastline from Aberaeron towards the north of the county, people will be able to experience the breathtaking scenery through the extensive coverage of the race on ITV4. Active travel and improving our health and wellbeing is a key priority for us here in Ceredigion; this may be the event for you that will spark a new interest in cycling. If so, Ceredigion is ready with our abundance of trails and tracks for you to explore.”
The following roads will close temporarily during the event under rolling closures between 10:00 and 13:00 as the cyclists pass through:
- A487 Aberaeron to Aberystwyth.
- Alexander Road and Terrace Road, Aberystwyth.
- A487 North Parade to Rhydypennau, B4353 to Borth, Ynyslas, Llancynfelin and Tre’r-ddol.
- A487 north from Tre’r-ddol to the county boundary with Powys.
To help residents and visitors plan their days around the event ahead of the 2021 race, information guides and maps are available on the Tour of Britain website, www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-four . The Tour of Britain covid-19 measures can be found here: www.tourofbritain.co.uk/covid-update/
For information on where to stay, places to see, and where to enjoy local food and drink, visit www.discoverceredigion.wales
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