The Tour of Britain is set to return to North Wales, with some of the world’s top cyclists heading to the region on September 7.
That means people are already counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the road race whizzes by our holiday parks in North Wales.
The annual road race was last in North Wales just a year ago, when Team Sky’s Elia Viviani was the stage winner. The tour is the largest UK multi-stage cycle competition and was re-launched in 2004 after a five year break during which it wasn’t run.
Since then the tour has re-established itself as British Cycling’s premier road cycling event and has become popular for giving fans the chance to see many of the world’s best teams and greatest riders competing and racing on their doorsteps.
Now, in just over a week North Wales will be hosting the fourth of eight stages in the race. The Welsh stage will start in Denbigh, with racers then heading into Flintshire and Mold before heading south into Corwen and then finishing their racing in Builth Wells in Powys.
The stage is the longest day of the 2016 Tour, and the grueling day of riding will see racers tackle a 217 kilometre route, as well as a total ascent of 4,133m in the Clwydian Hills and Cambrian Mountains.
While the full list of competitors has yet to be finalized, riders who have confirmed their participation include Olympic heroes Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish as well as Owain Doull, Jonathan Dibben and André Greipel. So why not head along and show your support for the riders on September 7, and if you need somewhere to stay the night before or after you watch the racing, we can help!