A NEW bike trail has been set up through Wrexham to celebrate the Tour of Britain's visit next month. 

Visitors to Wrexham may have spotted a series of colourful bikes dotted around the city centre over recent weeks.

Aside from being a central part of Wrexham’s Wales in Bloom entry, the bikes have stayed in situ throughout the summer and now form part of a new trail celebrating the start and finish of Stage 2 of this year’s Tour of Britain Cycle race in the city centre.

To supplement the colourful bike trail, a new map has been produced to support a competition over the next fortnight.

The Leader: Wrexham Bike trailWrexham Bike trail (Image: Wrexham Council)

Visitors are encouraged to find any of the 12 new bikes – each located outside/within a local hospitality business and then snap a selfie with one of them before emailing your pictures to tourism@wrexham.gov.uk before 12pm on August 31, along with a contact phone number.

One lucky winner will be picked at random at midday on Friday, September 1 to visit the corporate hospitality tent at the finish line on Monday, September 4 and to meet the winning cyclist.

Children are welcome to enter and will be permitted to bring one parent/carer if they are successful on the day.

Cllr Nigel Williams, lead member for the Economy at Wrexham Council, said: “As well as being thrilled to welcome back the Tour of Britain series to Wrexham this September, we’re really thankful to these dozen hospitality businesses who have each decorated a bike and supporting the race via this competition and trail.


"The existing bikes that were installed for our Wales in Bloom entry will also remain in situ both before and after the race and add to the spectacle that Wrexham City Centre will become for visitors and television viewers on 4th September!”

Maps can be picked up from the Wrexham Visitor Information Centre on Chester Street and any of the other participating businesses listed below from August 24.

1. Croeshowell restaurant, Llay

2. Coleg Cambria, Chester St

3. The Ramada Plaza Hotel

4. To^st Café & Deli, Charles St

5. The Fat Boar, Yorke St

6. Lot 11 Café, Hill St

7. The Carniboar, High St

8. The Maesgwyn Hall, Mold Rd

9. The Holt Lodge Hotel

10. The Lemon Tree Hotel

11. Waterworld Leisure Centre