10 August 2011>
The council's aim of making this year's Tour of Britain event a record breaking event is looking very promising, after receiving an overwhelming response from hundreds of local people, as well as cycle clubs and local businesses, who have signed up to come along and take part in a special launch event!
The event, being held on Monday 15th August at Crescent Road in Caerphilly, will announce the Welsh stage of the Tour of Britain.
As part of this event, the council hopes to beat the Guinness World Record for the longest single line of bicycles… which currently stands at 916 bicycles!
Cycle clubs including Maindee Cycle Club, Newport Velo, Cwmcarn Paragons, New Tredegar Nomads and Welsh Cycling have all signed up to come along and take part, as have Saddleback, TOB Team Cars, ToBi Tour, Media Motos, PS Cycles, Castle Cycles, EC Cycles and Martin Ashfield Cycles.
Also in attendance at the event will be Caerphilly County Borough Council's Community Safety Wardens as well as officers from Gwent Police who will be available to security mark bicycles.
Sustrans, Braces Bakery, GAVO and numerous departments from Caerphilly County Borough Council will also be there to support the event.
Cllr Ron Davies, Cabinet Member for Regeneration said, "We have exciting plans to celebrate the UK's biggest professional bicycle race, which attracts over a million spectators to the roadside and hundreds of thousands more on television and via the Internet. We want to make a real Welsh welcome for the race and riders and so our launch event has got to be outstanding and something really special."
Cyclists who would like to take part in this event are asked to come along to Crescent Road in Caerphilly at 12noon on Monday 15th August.
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