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.
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...

Hooray for Halfords as Gareth gets new bike

A big community and a big gesture from Halfords has meant that Gareth McKibbin from Burry Port has received a brand new bicycle and he is over the moon.

The Pembrey Cycling Club mentioned what had happened to Gareth to Gareth Owens the Bike Hut manager at Halfords in Carmarthen. Mr Owens had no hesitation in arranging for Gareth to have a new bike free of charge courtesy of Halfords.

Gareth arrived at the store today, Thursday (Mar 22) along with his mother Eira, County Councillors...

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...

Closed Road Cycling Circuit plans move up a gear

EXCITING plans to develop a Closed Road Cycling Circuit at Pembrey Country Park have moved up a gear.

Members of the public and interested parties are being asked to give their views and contribute to the proposals as part of a pre-planning consultation exercise.

The council has allocated capital funding of £500,000 towards the purpose-built track, with support from Welsh Cycling and Sport Wales.

It will provide a traffic free environment for coaching and training and will be used...

Carmarthen Velodrome re-opens


THE redeveloped velodrome located at Carmarthen Park was re-opened during a public ceremony on Tuesday evening 24th October attended by hundreds of people.

Professional elite cyclists Scott Davies and Amy Roberts, both of whom were junior members of Towy Riders the local Carmarthen based cycling club, helped Carmarthen Mayor Councillor Alun Lenny officially open the facility that has undergone a significant redevelopment during recent months. The original concrete cycling...