Tracks and circuits
Carmarthenshire - The Cycling Hub of Wales
A new closed road cycling circuit – the first in South Wales – will open this summer at Pembrey Country Park, further complimenting the county’s aspiration to become the cycling hub of Wales. The purpose-built track will be of British cycling standard, and will be the best in Wales – if not the UK – attracting local, regional and national events, races and training camps, in a safe, traffic-free environment. It will support the development of cycling in Carmarthenshire and the region, and can also be used for other sports and activities, such as athletics, triathlon and roller-ski. For more information please visit pembreycountrypark.wales or to book the track please see the British Cycling website here.
We are lucky enough to have one of the oldest velodromes in Wales, if not the world, here in Carmarthenshire. Built in 1900, the velodrome at Carmarthen Park - home to the Towy Riders Cycle Club - has been refurbished with all 232 surface panels that make up the track replaced, along with a new safety zone built along the inside perimeter and a safety fence around the outside edge. As well as being used for training by local clubs and the community, it is hoped the velodrome will become a regional centre of excellence for hosting national and international cycling competitions.
The track is managed by Carmarthen Town Council, for further information and bookings please visit velodrome.cymru
Tywi Cycle Path
An exciting new project is underway in the stunning Tywi Valley with the former redundant railway track between Carmarthen and Llandeilo being brought back to life as a major leisure and visitor attraction. Providing a 16mile traffic free pathway through one of the most scenic areas of Wales, it will follow an almost adjacent route to that of the River Tywi as it flows from Llandeilo to Carmarthen on its way to Carmarthen Bay. The path will cost between £5 and £8 million, and a strong set of partners and stakeholders are being formed with funding in place from Welsh Government and the council.