Spotted a green bike?

102 days ago

Distinctive green bikes have been located around Carmarthenshire to mark the route of the Tour of Britain on September 2.

The bikes are part of a wider marketing campaign to get the whole county involved in celebrating the biggest professional cycling race in the UK which is starting in Carmarthenshire.

All bikes have been donated and sprayed green with Tour of Britain branding to raise awareness of the world famous event.

The Tour of Britain has made its way through other Welsh counties over recent years, but it’s the first time for it to visit Carmarthenshire.

World famous cyclists will gather at Pembrey on Sunday 2 September to begin the race, which will make its way through Kidwelly, Carmarthen, Nantgaredig, Llanarthne, Ffairfach, Bethlehem, Llangadog and Llandovery.

A detailed map of the route can be found on the council’s DiscoverCarmarthenshire.com website, along with the best viewing areas and parking spots for spectators. Please note that anybody attending Pembrey Country Park will have to be inside the park by 9.30am latest.

Carmarthenshire County Council wants to get everyone involved throughout the county to celebrate this prestigious event.

Cllr Peter Hughes Griffiths, executive board member for Culture, Sport and Tourism, said: “There are many ways to get involved with the Tour of Britain either with your local community or as an individual, this is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get out and enjoy. We’d like to hear about all the promotional activities going on in the county so we can share them on our websites and social media feeds ahead of the event.”

  • Spotted a bike? If it’s safe to do so, send pictures of your family with a green bikes to Carmarthenshire County Council’s Twitter and Facebook pages using #CycleCarms
  • If you know of a visible and safe location along the route where a green bike could be located get in touch with the Marketing and Media team at Carmarthenshire County Council, marketing@carmarthenshire.gov.uk