Tour of Britain 'will be coming back to North East Wales'

Published date: 04 December 2013 |
Published by: Nathan Rowden
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THE Tour of Britain is “99 per cent” coming back to Wrexham next year, Town Centre Forum members have been told.

Wrexham Council’s markets manager Amanda Davies last night gave an overview of events for 2014.

She confirmed arrangements were closed to being sealed for two cycling events, the Etape Cymru and the Tour of Britain, to revist North East Wales next year.

Other events confirmed are the Wrexham Food Festival on May 17 and 18 and Wrexfest, a charity and community event  to be held on Llwyn Isaf on August 2.

Ms Davies said she would bring more events to the forum as and when they were confirmed.

The Tour of Britain 2013, won by Olympic gold medallist and 2012 Tour De France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, has been credited with providing a huge boost for the North Wales economy.

The fourth stage of the Tour of Britain started at Stoke-on-Trent before entering Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy and Gwynedd and finishing in Llanberis.

It was supported by all six North Wales authorities and the Welsh Government.

Cllr Hugh Evans, chairman of the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, said: “North Wales has had a lot of positive and widespread coverage as a result of this race coming into our region.

“It has been a great platform to show the cycling industry and tourists that North Wales is capable of handling such a major prestigious event.

“We now need to capitalise on this success and make sure that we work together as a region and look at what other events can be hosted in our region.

“We have the capacity and skills to look bigger, think bigger.”

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