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Pembrey Selected to Host Mountain Bike Series


Pembrey selected to host first round of 2016 British Mountain Bike Cross Country Series

Pembrey Country Park has been selected as the venue to host the first round of the 2016 British Mountain Bike Cross Country Series.

It is the first time that the series will have been hosted in Carmarthenshire with up to 1,000 riders from across the world expected.

The successful bid by A Cycling is supported by Carmarthenshire County Council and Welsh Cycling. It follows a successful series of events this year, run by A Cycling and the incredibly popular “Battle on the Beach” which has become a must-do event at the park.

The council’s executive board member for leisure, Cllr Meryl Gravell said: “This is fantastic news, not only for the park but for Carmarthen shire. To be selected as host for such an elite event is testament to the park diverse natural landscape and attractions.”

With the international governing body awarding UCI Category 2 status, the highest possible for a new venue, it is expected that between 700 and 1000 participants will take part across a number of different races over the event weekend in April.