Colwyn Bay set to celebrate the Tour of Britain with festivities this weekend

Some of the world’s best road cyclists during the Tour of Britain near Lyons Holiday Parks. There’s set to be a team presentation that will see the whole 20 competing teams, which includes 120 riders appearing on stage at Parc Eirias on 5th Saturday in anticipation of the greatly-awaited Tour, which kicks off in Beaumaris on Sunday 6th September. 

Speaking about the upcoming event Councillor Graham Rees, Cabinet Member for Tourism, Marketing and Leisure, said: “We’re well accustomed to staging world class events here in Conwy county and we hope many of you can come along to the Team Presentation event and get out along the route, to show your support and to see first-hand how we deliver.

“Events are vitally important to Conwy. They support our economic driver for the area, the tourism industry – worth £740million per year.

“Events are at the heart of our corporate priorities and continue to be very high up on Conwy council’s agenda so we look forward to welcoming the team presentation to Parc Eirias.”

The teams will make their appearances on stage between 6pm and 8pm, allowing for visitors and fans to have the opportunity to get up close to a whole host of the world’s most elite road cyclists the evening before the Tour starts from Anglesey.

For 2015, the highly-anticipated event will see these leading performers take to the start line in Beaumaris, before racing through all six regions of North Wales in a Tour for the first time, which will see them finish up in Wrexham.

Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “The Tour of Britain is an 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.

“Previous year’s events have drawn huge crowds and created a fantastic atmosphere and I hope that people from across Wales come out to support the event again this year.” So if you’ve come to see some of the static caravans for sale St Asaph have to offer then why not stick around for the two-wheeled festivities? Image: Ian Taylor under Creative Commons.

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