News Etape Cymru (3)

The cycle route of a popular North East Wales event is set to be changed following complaints that the race left people trapped in their own homes.

Last year Etape Cymru saw around 2,000 cyclists take part in 100 mile race across North East Wales. However complaints from local residents who said they were left trapped in their own homes has led organisers to reconsider this year’s route.

Talks have since been held between Wrexham Council, Denbighshire Council and event organisers Human Race.

Today members of Denbigshire’s cabinet will meet to discuss potential new options for the route, which last year received complaints from homeowners who were trapped in their homes during the event.

The Etape Cymru is 100 mile cycling event that takes participants from Bangor-on-Dee, through the Horseshoe Pass and Clwydian Hills before heading back to the Dee Valley.

It is estimated that the event bought in £500,000 to North East Wales.

During last September’s race a number of tacks were found on the route causing several cyclists to suffer punctures.

The tacks and nails were mainly found in ‘Cock Bank’, Wrexham and near Pentrecelyn, Ruthin.

Back in 2011 In 2011 there was an issue with signage being deliberately sabotaged around Wrexham, causing several hundred cyclists to go the wrong way.