Pembrey to host National Para-cycling road and time trial championships

Pembrey to host National Para-cycling road and time trial championships

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This year’s National Para-cycling Road Closed Circuit and Time Trial Championships will take place in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, British Cycling has announced.

Road race and time trial champions in all classifications will be crowned over the weekend of July 6 and 7.

The venue – at Pembrey Country Park – is a purpose-built, closed-road facility which has staged numerous high-profile cycling events, including the Grand Depart of the 2018 OVO Energy Tour of Britain.

Wyn Jenkins, event organiser, said:

"It is an honour for my club, CMC Llandeilo Cycling Club, to host the championships. As an amputee cyclist myself and a former participant in these championships, I am proud and delighted to have been invited to organise the event.

“The circuit at Pembrey Country Park is superb for the road races, while the time trial events will start and finish at Coleg Sir Gar, Gelli Aur campus, near Llandielo. National time trial champions, including Sir Bradley Wiggins, have been crowned at this venue in the past, and the two routes we’ve chosen for this year’s races will provide a real test for competing riders.”

Aled Jones, Welsh Cycling’s West Wales Cycling Development Officer, added:

“Welsh Cycling is proud to be part of the National Para-cycling Road Closed Circuit and Time Trial Championships. The venues selected are both popular and picturesque, and it will be fantastic to see Britain’s best para-cyclists racing within Carmarthenshire.”

Champions at last year’s event included Paralympic champions Steve Bate and Adam Duggleby, world championship medallists Will Bjergfelt and George Peasgood, and emerging stars of the Great Britain Cycling Team Matthew Robertson and Fin Graham.

Confirmation of the event adds to the domestic para-cycling calendar, details of which can be found here. The championships will take place just months before the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, which will – for the first time – feature an international para-cycling event.

 Entry details for the national championships will be confirmed in due course.

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