18th September 2013 Tour of Britain Cycle Race 4th leg Stoke-on-Trent to Llanberis
The Tour of Britain cycle race will have a stage finish in Llanberis on
Wednesday 18 September this year. This is a big coup for Llanberis
and Snowdonia as this race over the years has grown into a great national
spectacle especially with the success of British cycling in the Olympics and the
Tour de France. This year Sir Bradley Wiggins and we believe Mark Cavendish will be participating in the
event. The stage into Llanberis will be the 4 Stage of
the tour and on the previous day (stage 3) will be a time trial around Knowsley
near Liverpool. Bradley Wiggins is known to be a time trial expert and hopefully
by the end of the time trial he will be leading the race and this mean he
would be racing into Llanberis in the yellow jersey.
Other cyclists who might be participating are Welshman Geraint
Thomas. Team Sky’s Performance Director is Sir David Brailsford CBE
who lived in Deiniolen and went to school at Ysgol Brynrefail. It is such an honour for Llanberis to host this stage
finish and it is the intention of the Llanberis Development Group to make a great effort to host the event and to assist the tour as much as possible with planning and promoting
On Friday 26 July, the official launch of the
Welsh Stages was held at the Electric Mountain in Llanberis, with dignitaries
from all the North Wales Councils in attendance.The event was well received by all and photos were taken with
the Tour Mascot (ToBi). ToBi has been up to the top of Snowdon to be the “King of the
Mountains” and also visited Plas Pengwaith care home in Llanberis when they had
their Barbecue .ToBi also had a photo taken with the Snowdon Mountain Railway
carriage named after Sir David Brailsford CBE.
Llanberis High Street will be a no parking zone from 02.00 until 20.00 on the 18th September please use the park and ride marked 1 on the map below. £5 per car.
On the 18th September the Llanberis Development Group will be operating a Park & Ride Scheme at the Glyn Rhonwy site. It is anticipated that up to 2000 cars could be parked there. This is to ensure that the village won’t be overrun with vehicles as the bypass and lakeside car parks will be closed for the whole day. There will be no parking available in the High Street at all and buses will be available to take spectators to Pen y Pass to watch the King of the Mountain stage.