Pembrey chosen to host Tour of Britain opening

PEMBREY Country Park has been announced as the official location for the “Grand Depart” (start) of the 2018 OVO Energy Tour of Britain.

The announcement was made in central London on Tuesday evening.

It will be the first time that Britain’s biggest professional cycle race has visited the county.

The race sees 120 riders from some of the world’s best teams compete, including...

Carmarthenshire and Newport to host opening stage of Tour of Britain

THE 2018 OVO Energy Tour of Britain will begin in South Wales for the first time as Carmarthenshire and Newport host the opening stage of Britain’s national Tour on Sunday 2 September.

It will mark the first time that the race has visited Carmarthenshire with the county set to welcome 120 of the world’s top professional cyclists next September for the start of Britain’s biggest professional cycle race.
The city of Newport last hosted the Tour of Britain in 2004, while the final...

Punishing pedalling at Pembrey as Battle On The Beach returns

THE annual Battle On The Beach took place this weekend Saturday and Sunday (Apr 14-15) at Pembrey Country Park.
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The event which draws in thousands of people to the area benefitted from glorious sunshine on the Saturday whereas it was a much cooler affair with showers on the Sunday.

Participants had the opportunity to camp within the Country Park and there were plenty of stalls providing food and entertainment including live music.

The Lezyne Battle in the Dark was back where...

Llanelli Online celebrates the fund raisers and volunteers

There is always something going on in Llanelli Town Centre. A stall of some sort set up to promote local causes.

This Saturday, (Apr 14) was no different as stands for 'Save The Hospital', 'Guide Dogs for the Blind' and 'The Amigos Cycling Club' popped up their tables and banners in the hope that the people of Llanelli would lend their support.

Over at the library 'Care and Repair' were holding their monthly surgery where...

Map sets out 15 year vision for cycling and walking

A MAP which sets out the council’s proposals to improve cycling and walking routes across Carmarthenshire over the next 15 years, has been approved by Welsh Government.

It follows a number of public consultation events which took place last year where residents could view individual maps for different areas showing both current and potential new routes and discuss them with officers.

Residents were also able to give feedback online; and these views were used to finalise the main map...

Gareth says ‘Thank You’ to Burry Port community

THE community of Burry Port came together to try and find a bicycle, which had been stolen from one of the town's well known and much loved young men, Gareth McKibbins.

In what many have described as a callous act, the bicycle was stolen from Gareth as he went about his chores, shopping for his mother, Eira at the local Co-op store.

Gareth's Mum was adamant that this was the equivalent of ripping Gareth's heart out such was the emotional attachment he had with his bicycle, which...

Phase three of walking and cycling route underway

WORK has started on the third phase of a walking and cycling route which will improve links between communities as well as to key leisure and employment sites in Llanelli.

Phases one and two of the scheme – which saw a shared use path created along the A4138 between the Trosserch roundabout in Llangennech and Llethri Road roundabout in Dafen – have already been completed.

The third phase will see a new section created between Llethri Road roundabout and Dafen roundabout.

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Carmarthen cyclist joins World Tour Team

AWARD winning Carmarthenshire based IT Company BCC IT are pleased to see the local cyclist they sponsor become pro for World Tour Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, riding alongside former World and British Road Race champion Mark Cavendish and current British Road Race and Time Trial Champion Steve Cummings at the squad.

The South African registered squad are one of the 18 top tier teams competing within cycling’s World Tour and therefore...

Annual Swansea bike ride cancelled

THE annual Swansea Bike Ride, which has been running for 25 years has been cancelled. Organisers claim that the event is ‘no longer profitable’.

The charity bike ride, which was a popular fixture on the charity cycling scene calendar took in the beautiful Gower Peninsula and was open to cyclists from seasoned pros to casual cyclists.

There were usually three distances involved where participants could cycle 12 miles, 28 miles or 46 mile routes. The entry cost was £15 for an...