With the countdown well and truly on for the famous Tour of Britain coming to Carmarthenshire and Llandovery on the 2nd of September we wanted to give you a run through of everything you need to know to make sure you're out to support Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas (and others of course) as they speed through our wonderful countryside.
The Grand Depart of the Tour of Britain starts in Pembrey Country Park with Stage 1 of the tour then taking riders through Carmarthenshire passing spots such as Kidwelly, Carmarthen, Ffairfach, Bethlehem, Llangadog and Llandovery, before moving onto the remainder of the stage and finishing a massive 175km of a day in Newport.
During the weekend there are so many ways to get involved and share the experience and here's just some of our recommendations.
The day before the Grand Depart why not head down to Pembrey Country Park to soak in the atmosphere. At 5pm there will be a live Q&A with the riders on the big screen followed by live entertainment.
The day of the Grand Depart, Llandovery is the place to be and you can see the full stage timetable and when you can expect riders through the town here.
However you can make a day of it and join in with the Llandovery Fun Day between 10-4pm. With cycling routes and events, road and cycling safety stalls, bicycle competitions, food, drink and stalls in the Market Square then the town will be a hive of activity for this grand occasion. The main event and the arrival of the Tour of Britain riders heading through the town will take part at approximately 12.40pm and here's your chance to watch the sprint section through Llandovery.
Parking information, full route details and spectator information can be found here - but of course if you're staying at Erwlon you can also watch them pass at the top of the lane - nearly from the comfort of your caravan!
To book your pitch then head here and make sure you join us to to cheer the top cyclists head through our wonderful town.
Posted by Lisa Jones on
19 August 2018 at 12:00 AM
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Erwlon is a great place to base yourself for road cycling and Carmarthenshire County Council have mapped out 5 routes across the county to help you on your way. Here are 2 of the routes which you can join at Llandovery.
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