Carmarthenshire to host first bicycle beach race in the UK


The first ever bicycle beach race in the UK will be staged at Cefn Sidan, and Pembrey Country Park.
Entries for Howies Battle on the Beach – being held on March 16 - went on sale on January 1 and sold out in just three days.
Riders will have to negotiate the former military railway tracks, ride through old tunnels and round pillboxes in an area steeped in history and dating back more than 100 years, with the creation of the Nobel Powder works at Pembrey.
Set against the spectacular backdrop of Gower Peninsula and the coastal scenery of Carmarthen Bay, Battle on the Beach is open to all off-road bicycles.
It has already attracted 300 riders from across Europe and all corners of the UK.
Executive Board Member for leisure service, Cllr Meryl Gravell, said: “It is tremendous that Battle on the Beach has been attracted to our wonderful park which continues to show its diversity for holding all kinds of events throughout the year.
“I am even more enthused that the event is being promoted by one of our own - former Carmarthenshire sports personality of the year winner Matthew Page.”
Battle on the Beach is the brainchild of Matthew, a professional cyclist and winner of the 2012Carmarthenshire Sports Personality Award. Having raced all around the globe, Matthew is using his experience to create a local event to rival anything else around the world.
All enquires and press, please contact: battleonthebeach@acycling

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