The 2016 Tour of Britain route was recently announced to the public, and it was revealed that Denbigh, in between our holiday homes for sale in Ruthin and our holiday homes for sale in St Asaph will play host to a stage start for the first time in the race’s history. A wealth of some of the world’s most elite cyclists will be put through their paces as they race through the roads of North Wales for the fourth stage of the increasingly popular road cycling event, taking place on Wednesday, September 7. The riders will get underway from Denbigh before racing 217km (135miles) through Flintshire and on to Powys, and ending the day’s stage at the Royal Welsh showground located outside Builth Wells. As with previous years, event organisers are anticipating another strong turnout, with thousands of cycling enthusiasts, from first timers to aficionados, expected to show out in North Wales to catch the action. Recently speaking about the prospect of the event’s return to North Wales, Deputy Minister for culture, sport and tourism Ken Skates was quoted as saying that he is thrilled that North Wales is once again getting a “taste of the action”. Mr Skates told the Daily Post: “We’re looking forward to hosting the Tour of Britain again this year and thrilled that some new venues and locations will get a taste of the action. “The Tour of Britain is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase Wales’ unique and beautiful landscape to the world, as well as highlighting our ability to host a variety of major events. “The spectators in Wales have always given the cyclists a real warm Welsh welcome and have created a fantastic atmosphere, I hope that people from across Wales come out to support the event again this year. “Being a part of an event such as this can really inspire people to want to take up the sport and 2016 being Wales’ Year of Adventure gives the perfect opportunity to plan some two-wheeled adventures in Wales.” Image: Geof Sheppard under Creative Commons.