Info for locals
Always Aim High Events is an independent Welsh company created to showcase the beautiful surroundings of our home country to athletes from across the globe. We work closely with the communities that live in the places our events are hosted to minimise any disruption and maximise opportunities for local businesses to benefit.
We work with local authorities and safety advisory groups and have all of our events permitted by the relevant National Governing Bodies; this ensures that they meet the highest standards of safety and are professionally run with minimum impact on the local area.
As members of the Snowdonia Society, we actively volunteer to maintain environmental standards as well as being part of and supporting local community groups and charities through donations, made possible by our event entry fees. We respect our culture and language, all of our event signage and website are available in Welsh. Our products and services are all locally sourced.
The information below provides specific information for local people on how this event will run.
The event village will be built on Newry Green on Saturday afternoon.
Usually, the first cyclists start their ride at 07:00 on Sunday with participants starting to arrive on-site from 06:00. The last cyclist is expected to finish around 18:00 and the event village will close soon after. Specific start times are changeable and will be detailed in the Final Instructions on the website, available 10 days prior to the event.
Traffic Management & Road closures
In order to minimise disruption and to ensure competitors and spectators the best and safest experience, we will be requesting permission to temporarily close Beach Road, Holyhead between its junctions with Walthew Avenue and Gwelfor Avenue.
This closure will take place from midday on Saturday to midnight on Sunday. There will be a fully signed diversion route and there will be no impact on access to Holyhead Marina.
There is an event-specific car park on Newry Green. We also direct participants to use the pay and display car parks in Holyhead.
Spectators are welcome at our events, to cheer on everyone taking part! We pride ourselves on an exciting and positive atmosphere at all of our events, and we would love you to come along to add to the warm Welsh welcome that our local communities offer.
You are welcome to enter the event village enjoy the atmosphere and visit our trade stands. You can also spectate along the cycle route - the encouragement is hugely valued by our cyclists.
We are always on the lookout for people to join our awesome team of Marshals and Volunteers and it is a great way to raise funds for your local community group or charity. If you are a local business and have offers over the event weekend please contact us so we can include you in our communications with our athletes. There are also opportunities for stands in our Event Village.
Signage and Litter
Always Aim High Events have always had a zero-tolerance to litter policy; any athlete found to have intentionally littered will be disqualified and could face a lifetime ban from our events. All our signage is removed immediately after the event and we conduct a full litter pick as stated in our environmental policy. We will respond to any reports of left signage or litter immediately so in the unlikely event of this please contact us.