This Wednesday will see the Tour of Britain cycling event arrive (and pass through!) Wrexham.
The event will see ‘Team Sky’, which includes well known names such as Sir Bradley Wiggins an Mark Cavendish pass through the town they race between Stoke-on-Trent and Llanberis in Snowdonia on Stage 4 of the Tour.
Cyclists will enter Wrexham via the A525 from Whitchurch and pass through Bangor on Dee onto Kingsmill Road before passing through Salop Road, St Giles Way, Brook Street, Pentre Felin, Bradley Road, Regent Street, Grosvenor Road, Rhosddu Road onto Llay Road.
They will be in here between 11.50 am and 12.30 pm. Be warned the cyclists go very fast, so best arrive early to make sure you don’t miss your chance to see Sir Bradley Wiggins! Listed below are the locations and times the cyclists will be passing through Wrexham.
The route will not be closed to traffic for the whole of the time as there is to be what is known as a rolling road closure. A police escort will precede the bikes, to clear the way, and a second group of police outriders will follow along behind the bikes, to hold back the traffic.
The bikes are likely to be travelling at approximately 23mph so the traffic will be able to follow on behind them. This method of closure is being used in order to minimise disruption to traffic.
This is the second high profile cycling event to take place in the town this month, with the Etape Cymru taking place just a couple of weeks ago. The event fell victim to criticism due to road closures, which caused problems for residents throughout the day. A number of tacks were also found across the route, which caused temporary damage to some of the participants.
At a Council Executive Board Meeting last week, Council Leader Neil Rogers revealed that the event had generated nearly half a million pounds for the local community. Speaking of the race Cllr Rogers said: “Cllr Rogers said: “There are two sides to this. There have been some complaints, but also many compliments.”
Throughout the morning / early afternoon Wrexham.com will be keeping you up to date with all the goings on of the tour! So keep an eye out on the website and our Twitter account for news on what’s going on. To get involved you can tweet us your pictures or thoughts to @wrexham or email us at email@example.com!