Flintshire welcomes the Aviva Tour of Britain
Flintshire will again welcome the Aviva Tour of Britain on Sunday, 6 September
as many of the worlds top cyclists race through the county on Day 1 of this
prestigious sporting event.
Thousands lined the route through Flintshire last year and large crowds are
sure to be out in force again showing their support for the riders this year as
the Tour passes through Mold town centre, through Buckley and on to the stage
finish at Wrexham.
Cllr. Kevin Jones Cabinet Member with responsibility for Leisure said,
The AvivaTour of Britain is an exciting, high profile event with live coverage
on ITV1 as well as the highlights which will be seen on television across the
world. I am delighted that this and the extensive coverage in the local and
national press and online will bring Flintshire to the attention of a vast
This is a fantastic opportunity for local people to see the cream of
international cycling in action and I am sure crowds will be out in force to
enjoy the excitement and thrill of the race.
The riders are expected to reach the Flintshire border in Cadole at 14.30hrs,
travelling on the A5119 Ruthin Road into Mold with a sprint race finish on New
Street near the Bethesda Chapel. The race will then continue along New Street
and then join the A541 Chester Road before taking the A549 Mold Road through
Mynydd Isa into Buckley. The race will continue through Buckley on the A549 on
to Brook Street before taking the A550 on to Hope and leaving Flintshire on the
A541 Wrexham Road at around 15.00hrs.
Rolling road closures will be in operation along the route which may result in
delays of approximately 15-20 minutes.
For full details of the Aviva Tour of Britain, including the teams, riders and
route schedule visit the website http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk