A £580,000 investment will see one of Wales’ oldest outdoor velodromes turned into a regional centre of excellence.
Carmarthen Park, which opened in 1900, will be turned into a training and competition venue for cyclists. Carmarthenshire council agreed on Monday to give £286,000 to the project, after Sport Wales pledged £296,000.
The local authority hopes it will increase interest in cycling and bring high class racing to the area. With an original grandstand, bandstand and lodge, it has been used for a wide range of sports, eisteddfodau, circuses and concerts.
The investment will see the track upgraded and improved safety fencing put in.