Event - Tour of Britain, Stage 6, Welshpool to
Location - Caerphilly
Date - 14 September 2012
With the Tour de France currently winding its way through the
French countryside, it's probably a good time to look ahead to our
version of it.
The Tour of Britain is run over 8 stages between 9 - 16 September,
but it is stage 6 that is of most interest to us.
Friday 14 September sees the riders tackle the route from
Welshpool to Caerphilly. The same stage last year was won by
then world champion Thor Hushovd of Norway. One significant
difference to last year's route is that the riders will undertake
two climbs of the fearsome Caerphilly mountain in the closing
stages as opposed to just the once last year. After the
second climb the route takes the riders back into town for the
finish in the shadows of the castle.
Southern Wales Tourism would like to wish
everyone a Merry Chritsmas. Nadolig Llawen i chi gyd.
And just in case you've had enough of turkey, chocolates and
Christmas TV bear in mind some of the great events happening over
the festive period.
The Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim
The brave (of foolish) take to the icy seas and
Porthcawl's Coney Beach to raise money for local charities.
You're welcome to join in or take the sensible option and watch
from the shore.
The Welsh Grand National
Chepstow Racecourse in the beautiful Wye Valley is
the setting for the running of Wales' most prestigious horse
Dragons v Blues
It's a local derby in the Rugby's Magners League at
Newport's Rodney Parade ground. Expect a passionate
atmosphere and great rugby as these rivals go head to head
Calennig, New Year Celebrations
Wave goodbye to 2010 and say hello to 2011 at
Cardiff's New Year celebrations on City Hall Lawn. Ice
skating, live music and a spectacular firework display will welcome
in the new year.
This weekend is Calan Gaeaf in Wales.
Translated into English, this means the start of winter and is an
ancient celebration to mark the Celtic New Year. These days
the more modern celebration of Halloween is more widely celebrated
although this has its roots in the Calan Gaeaf celebrations.
There are plenty of events happening throughout Southern Wales to
celebrate Halloween. St Fagans National History Museum near
Cardiff are running a series of ghost tours through their site calling at some
of their haunted buildings as you go.
Meanwhile Tredegar House on the outskirts of Newport is
getting all creepy. Visitors are invited dared
to explore the cobwebbed halls and living graveyard.
If you're feeling really brave then you should head for the most
haunted house in Wales - Llancaiach Fawr near Caerphilly.
Strange goings-on have been reported throughout the house and
grounds. They're marking Halloween with a Psychic Evening and Ghost Tours