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Ceredigion gets set to welcome the Tour of Britain this Autumn

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Ceredigion gets set to welcome the Tour of Britain

ON 08 September, Aberaeron will be the host venue for the start of the fourth stage of the much anticipated Tour of Britain. The route will take cyclists from Aberaeron up to Aberystwyth and then to Borth before moving on to Barmouth. The race, which will see the world’s top cyclists compete in iconic locations throughout the UK is an opportunity to showcase the beautiful scenery Ceredigion has to offer; from our rolling hills to our stunning coastline.

Ceredigion County Council, in collaboration with the Tour of Britain organisers, are maintaining public safety and Aberaeron will be a closed stage start; spectators will not be allowed at the start of the fourth stage location. Nevertheless, spectators can continue to support the event along the route while being mindful of social distancing and practice road safety as a pedestrian, cyclist and fan. Fans can also enjoy watching the event from the comfort of their own home as it will be televised.

Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, Leader of Ceredigion County Council, said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome the Tour of Britain to Ceredigion this year. As the Tour travels up the wonderful coastline from Aberaeron towards the north of the county, people will be able to experience the breathtaking scenery through the extensive coverage of the race on ITV4. Active travel and improving our health and wellbeing is a key priority for us here in Ceredigion; this may be the event for you that will spark a new interest in cycling. If so, Ceredigion is ready with our abundance of trails and tracks for you to explore.”

The following roads will close temporarily during the event under rolling closures between 10:00 and 13:00 as the cyclists pass through:

·       A487 Aberaeron to Aberystwyth.

·       Alexander Road and Terrace Road, Aberystwyth.

·       A487 North Parade to Rhydypennau, B4353 to Borth, Ynyslas, Llancynfelin and Tre’r-ddol.

·       A487 north from Tre’r-ddol to the county boundary with Powys.

To help residents and visitors plan their days around the event ahead of the 2021 race, information guides and maps are available on the Tour of Britain website, www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-four . The Tour of Britain covid-19 measures can be found here: www.tourofbritain.co.uk/covid-update/

For information on where to stay, places to see, and where to enjoy local food and drink, visit www.discoverceredigion.wales

Follow Ceredigion County Council on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for the latest updates on road closures and other information surrounding the event. Support safely and responsibly.

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St. Michaels School celebrates excellent A-Level results

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St. Michael’s pupils with their A-Level results

ST. MICHAEL’S School, Llanelli, is extremely pleased to announce another year of successful A-Level results, with 80.2% of all grades awarded either an A* or A grade.

The vast majority of pupils have earned a place at their chosen university to study courses such as Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Economics.

This is the first year that traditional exams have resumed since the Covid-19 pandemic began with the majority of lessons in the first part of the A-Level being delivered online rather than in a classroom environment. This makes the results even more of an achievement considering the circumstances.

Headmaster Mr Benson Ferrari said: “We offer our sincere congratulations to our outgoing Year 13 class on the publication of their A-Level results, demonstrating that our pupils have worked so hard despite the challenges of returning to a conventional assessment approach.

“They approached the situation with resilience and dedication, which has resulted in grades that are truly representative of their ability.  I am confident that they will all go onto achieve great things at university and in their working lives.  

“We wish them the best as they move to this new and exciting stage of their education.  The preparation which St. Michael’s has provided will be built upon, along with our values and principles providing a lasting framework to tackle the challenges ahead.”

In 2020, St. Michael’s School was awarded The Sunday Times Welsh Independent School of the Decade and this was in part due to the excellent exam results that the school receives each year. 

St. Michael’s was also ranked 13th in The Times 2019 Co Ed League Table for UK Independent Schools, which was the last time that the results were published. The school hopes that this year’s results will continue to secure their place in the 2022 league table which will be published later this year.

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Police appeal following road traffic collision in Cwmystwyth

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DYFED-Powys Police have issued a statement following a road traffic collision on Saturday, August 13.

Officers attended a two vehicle road traffic collision which occurred about 6.40pm near Cwmystwyth, Aberystwyth.  

Dyfed-Powys Police said: “The two vehicles involved were a blue Triumph Tiger motorcycle and a black Ford Fiesta.

“The male rider of the motorcycle was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

“Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police by calling 101. 

“If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

“Quote reference: DP-20220813-392.”

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Scheme to enhance the town of Tregaron for the National Eisteddfod

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THE REGENERATING Rural Towns scheme run by the Cynnal y Cardi LEADER programme has been supporting Tregaron Town Council with a series of marketing techniques and installations to promote and enhance Tregaron in preparation for the historic and cultural event, the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2022.

This work acted as a legacy to the National Eisteddfod at Tregaron following the influx of thousands of people to the town daily for the duration of the festival and subsequently to the surrounding rural communities and local sites of interest.

A wide range of installations could be seen in Tregaron during the Eisteddfod following town branding design work, which included a giant deckchair, lamp post flags, banners, bunting, tiered flower planters, benches & picnic tables, monument conservation improvements, and a prominent Tregaron sign overlooking the ‘Maes’. Many of these features will remain in place for the summer months and can be utilised by the town in the future. Further town development work is due to commence to maintain and enhance the attractiveness and vibrancy of the town.

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