Ceredigion County Council has welcomed the return of the international rally event, Rali Ceredigion, which start in Aberystwyth and runs over the weekend, September 2 and 3 .
The privately organised boosts the Ceredigion economy by attracting spectators and competitors from far and wide to enjoy and spend time in the county. The organisers ensure all carbon emissions associated with competing cars are responsibly offset in addition to pioneering a number of environmental initiatives.
The rally includes competitive stages in Borth, Cwmerfyn, Cwmystwyth, Llanafan, Clywedog, Nant y Moch and Aberystwyth areas.
Residents who live along the competitive routes have been informed by letter and have been part of an extensive consultation and engagement process outlining what to expect during the event.
A full list of which roads will be closed, including maps, can be seen at www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/travel-roads-parking/roadworks/road-closures/
In 2022, the hospitality sector reported significant occupancy rates over the event weekend and the social media highlighted Ceredigion’s wonderful natural resources, benefitting the tourism sector.
The organisers have also achieved FIA Environmental Accreditation and are keen to showcase new technologies in the sport. These are all priorities identified within the Ceredigion County Council’s corporate strategy.
Councillor Bryan Davies, council leader, said: “Ceredigion County Council welcomes both competitors and spectators to the Rali Ceredigion event again this year. The 2023 rally will build on the huge success of last year’s event, which attracted the best of British teams alongside international crews to our spectacular county.
“The event continues to deliver significant economic benefits to the local tourism and hospitality economies in Ceredigion, with many of the county’s businesses employing workers in this industry.
“The organisers are fully committed in introducing new measures to reduce environmental impacts of the event. As it stands, it’s the only rallying event in the UK which runs to the FIA’s Environmental Management accreditation.
“We hope everyone involved - competitors, marshals, officials and spectators - enjoy the rally in a safe and responsible way.”
For further information on the event, visit Rali Ceredigion’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RaliCeredigion
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