OLYMPIC gold medallist Sir Bradley Wiggins will be heading through the region as part of the Tour of Britain.
The 33-year-old will form part of the six-man Team Sky squad that includes two other fellow Britons, Ian Stannard and Josh Edmondson.
After last year's disappointment of being forced out of the Giro d'Italia due to a knee injury, as well as missing the Tour of Britain due to a stomach complaint, the Tour de France and Olympic time-trial winner is relishing the chance to get back on home roads.
He said: “I'm really looking forward to the Tour of Britain – it's a race I'm fond of and it's nice to see it growing in stature each year. The crowds and the roads make it special and it's always very humbling to see the fantastic support that we get from the public.”
The cycle route, which is starting in Peebles on September 15, is being staged in the North Wales region on September 18 and passes through Wrexham, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Conwy, before finishing in Llanberis.
North Wales residents are being urged to get out on to the street and support the prestigious event.
Cllr Hugh Evans, chair of the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, said: “This is an extremely high profile event for the North Wales calendar, and as it is travelling through our region for the very first time, we really need to give a great first impression.
“The best possible support we can offer is to get out there on to the route and show how welcoming we can be as a region. The support shown to the Olympic Torch Relay last year was truly amazing - it was a really great example of how a big event can grab people's attention.”