Conwy Valley is expecting a massive host of visitors this November with Wales Rally GB holds competitive stages there for the first time since the 1970s!
Rally terrain will be provided the forestry roads in Gwydyr Forest near Llanwrst at Llyn Elso above Betws-y-Coed at Penmachno and in the Clocaenog Forest near Cerrigydrudion. Spectators from all over are sure to come far and wide to see this internationally renowned event!
The events is kicking off near Conwy castle on November 14th, finishing in Llandudno on the 17th of November with final timed section being held on the Marine Drive around the Great Orme. There is also the introduction of family friendly spectator stages near Llangollen and at Kinmel at Bodelwyddan, so that all the family can enjoy this momentous international event, while the main service area is the Toyota factory in Deeside.
All this means that for the first time in many years the rally has moved away from South Wales and into North Wales. While it used to start and finish in Cardiff, our very own landscape is providing the racecourses. The Rally is expected to inject an estimated £10million into the North Wales economy. Organiser of the Wales Rally GB, Andrew Coe commented; “The new base in North Wales has allowed us to put together what’s almost an entirely new event maximising some of the classic Welsh Forest and introducing more family friendly spectator stages. Re-introduction of night stages and the Great Orme will add to the challenge and spectacle while our totally revising ticketing policy offers increased flexibility as well as real value for money. Britain has always stages one of the truly great days on the World Championship calendar and the new look Wales Rally GB will enhance the events reputation worldwide.”
The outstanding scenery of North Wales and interesting challenges which the local forests present are sure to add a new dimension to Wales Rally GB.
Local business owners in the area are overjoyed that there’s something to bring people into the area to enjoy the vast resources of Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, great restraints and charming shops right in the heart of the welsh countryside.