Tour of Britain boosts Caerphilly town economy by £300,000
Caerphilly County Borough Council has come up with the estimate and has said the extra media coverage the race brought to the town could also lead to a major increase in future visitors.
Cllr Allan Pritchard, leader of the council said: “The event gave the county borough a very high profile and we were delighted with the outcome.
“The stage was declared an amazing success by all of the partners involved and it was fantastic to see the level of support from the community all along the route – especially on Caerphilly Mountain and down at the finishing line.
“There is no doubt in my mind that Caerphilly is now well placed on the major events map in Wales, the UK and beyond. We can truly claim international recognition as a destination not to be missed. I’d like to thank everyone who got involved and helped make this a superb success.”
The Chief Executive of Tour of Britain Huw Jenkins added: “This was a fantastic day for cycling and the reception by Caerphilly was the best the tour has received to date.”Follow @CaerphillyObsvr