PRESS RELEASE: Dec 2015
The opening round of the British Mountain Bike Cross Country Series, due to be held in Pembrey Country Park in April 2016 has recently been awarded the highest possible international classification by the UCI, the governing body for cycling and becomes first time a new venue has received the Category 1 classification.
The boost will result in an increase of international participants who will be seeking qualification points for Rio 2016 Olympics and is highly likely to attract some of the very best riders in the World.
The successful bid by A Cycling had the support of Carmarthenshire County Council and Welsh Cycling and follows a successful series of events in 2015, run by A Cycling and the incredibly popular “Battle on the Beach” which has become a must-do event for riders.
Event organiser Matthew Page said “We are very excited to be hosting the opening round of the British Series with the highest possible level of UCI classification. I hope that having the some of the best riders in the World competing in our county will encourage a new generation to start cycling”
With great Mountain Bike riding within and around the park as well the as fantastic facilities and activities on offer, including the spectacular Blue Flag beach it will be the perfect venue for families and riders looking to make a weekend of it.
Entries to the event is likely to open in the New Year and will be open to all riders, meaning that anyone will be able to take part in the same event as future Olympians!