NORTH Wales is gearing up to welcome a major UK cycling event.
The region will host stage four of the Tour of Britain on Wednesday, September 18, with the route heading through Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy before reaching the finishing line of the stage in Llanberis, Gwynedd.
Cllr Hugh Evans, chair of the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase North Wales as a destination, not only for cyclists but also visitors and indeed our own residents.
“There are plenty of opportunities for cycling, as we are blessed as a region with having plenty of forestry, countryside and cycle routes to attract all kinds of cyclists of all levels.
“The stage will take in some of the most breath-taking scenery in the UK, providing cyclists with plenty of challenges, but also providing visitors with views of stunning countryside, mountains and our historic towns and villages that all add up to a unique North Wales experience.
“North Wales is fast earning a name for itself as a destination to host major events.”
The event is the largest free-to-view sporting event in the UK and the country’s biggest professional cycling event.
Cllr Evans added: “We really hope this event will put the spotlight firmly on North Wales and that the success will attract other great events to our region in future.
“It is vital that we make a fantastic impression on the event organisers and hope the residents of North Wales will come out in their droves to support this prestigious event.”
To find out stage details and the best viewing points you can visit www.tourofbritian.co.uk and follow the links