Tour of Britain 2021
Carmarthenshire will play host to stage three of the 2021 Tour of Britain on 7th September 2021. A day of racing that begins in Fairfach just outside Llandeilo and finishes at the iconic National Botanic Garden of Wales in Llanarthne. The world's best riders will tackle a 18.2km team time trial through the picturesque scenery of the Tywi Valley.
Carmarthenshire drew international attention when it hosted the 2018 men’s Tour of Britain’s opening stage, and again when the Women’s Tour visited in 2019, but this will be the first team time trial to take place in the county.
This will be only the second team time trial to feature in the modern Tour. The stage will start in Ffairfach near Llandeilo, pass through the stunning scenery of the Tywi Valley before reaching the finish line at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Llanarthne.
For those intending to view the race along the tour route in Carmarthenshire, please arrive at these points at least one hour before the road closure and do not park on the highway. Please allow suitable distance from the riders, they will be travelling at speeds of around 40mph in some areas.
Ysgol Bro Dinefwr: view the start of the race in the areas outside of the school grounds on the B4300.
Botanic Garden of Wales: The stage finish area will be located at the main entrance. A set number of pre-booked parking spaces are now available.
To enter the Botanic Garden you will need to book a parking ticket (£10 per car) or turn up via bike or foot (FREE).
- Please note that you will need to park before 10:15am and that, due to road closures, you will not be able to exit the car park until 3.30pm. This ticket will also gain entry for all occupants of your vehicle to the Botanic Garden, which will be open from 08:00 to 18:00.
Along the route:
Tregib – Parking spaces within the old school, as well as the additional capacity in the bus bays.
Nantgaredig Rugby Club – Have capacity for around 100 cars.
The Tour of Britain website has the full timetable for Stage Three
Respect Protect Enjoy
This is an amazing opportunity that will see the world’s best cyclists competing in Carmarthenshire. We need YOU to bring the noise, support and welcome that Carmarthenshire is renowned for. Please enjoy the race, but please consider the local community.
• to care for each other, care for our communities, and protect our beautiful land.
• don’t forget to plan and be prepared.
• Keep your dog on a lead it’s so important, especially near the race. There have been crashes in the past when dogs have escaped onto the race route.
• take pictures but do so safely and don’t obstruct the riders. Please be extra careful with selfie sticks.
• the use of drones is strictly prohibited during the entire Championships.
• grass verges are home to protected species of wildflowers and wildlife. Avoid parking on them, or near them where you might cause damage.
• remain vigilant and if something doesn’t look right, speak to a steward or the Police who will take appropriate action
Spectators travelling to watch the time trial in Carmarthenshire have a legal responsibility to adhere to the COVID-19 regulations in Wales.
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Fancy creating a land art masterpiece in Carmarthenshire - a tradition along the route. Organisers are looking for the best and most eye-catching land art. Community groups, schools, businesses and land owners are being encouraged to take part.
A complete road closure will be in place from 10.30am to 4pm. A short stretch of the A476 from Ffairfach to the junction with the B4300 towards Llanarthne will be closed. The B4300 will be closed all the way to the junction with the B4310 and on to the Botanic Garden of Wales. Traffic management will be in place, but it is advised to arrive early and if possible by foot or by bike.
The full road closure that needs to be put in place will have implications for some bus routes including:
Service 276 (Morris Travel). The 13:45 service will operate on a revised route.
Service 279 (Morris Travel). The 11:05 service will ONLY operate to Abergwili/Nantgaredig Square – 1245 from Llandeilo to Carmarthen WILL NOT OPERATE – 1625 from the Botanic Gardens WILL commence from Nantgaredig Square at 1633 and NOT from The Botanic Gardens.
Service 166 (First). The 13:45 service from Carmarthen will operate via Llangynnwr and Nany Y Caws and NOT VIA Capel Dewi nor Cefn Abbey.
Make a weekend of it
Getting to Carmarthenshire couldn't be easier. We have excellent transport links into the county whether you would prefer to travel by bus, rail or road. There is accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets - from country houses to camping!
You are spoiled for choice with places to stay in Carmarthenshire. Impressive country mansions, trendy town houses, stylish B&B’s, Chic boutique hotels and cool camping.
Whether you want to explore the Tour of Britain route, ride an exhilarating mountain bike trail or go for a family bike ride there is a cycle trail for everyone in Carmarthenshire.