12 September 2011>
The countdown is on to the Welsh stage of the Tour of Britain, which will conclude in Caerphilly this Wednesday!
Wednesday 14th September will see 96 of the world's best cyclists, including Stage One winner Mark Cavendish race through the streets of Caerphilly county borough.
Cllr Allan Pritchard, Leader of the Council is encouraging everyone to get involved by cheering on the cyclists. He said, "We would love to see thousands of local people lining the route to cheer on the competitors".
"I would encourage everyone to go along and show their support on the day and showcase Caerphilly county borough to the millions of people who will be following this major sporting event", he added.
The Welsh stage of the Tour of Britain will enter Caerphilly county borough in Nelson at approximately 2pm on Wednesday.
The cyclists will then travel through Tredomen, Ystrad Mynach and Llanbradach, along Pontygwindy Road and into Caerphilly town centre, before a gruelling climb to the top of Caerphilly Mountain. They will then travel back into Caerphilly town centre, for the stage finale at Caerphilly Castle.
Information on the route and road closures can be found on our Tour of Britain web page.
For further information on the race, please visit www.tourofbritain.com.
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