Nia Griffith MP and Lee Waters AM jumped on their bikes, together with Carmarthenshire County Councillors and local cycling enthusiasts, to celebrate the official opening of a new stretch of cycle track from Pembrey towards Kidwelly. Following the course of the former railway line, the track provides easy off-road cycling, and is the result of collaboration between Carmarthenshire County Council, Sustrans and the Lottery.
After the track had been opened by the Leader of the Council, both Lee Waters AM and Nia Griffith MP also said a few words. Nia said,
“I just want to get the message out that you do not need to be a super-fit athlete, all dressed up in lycra, to enjoy cycling. For me, as a busy person, I like to able to cycle to get to places – to my office, to the shops, to the Ffwrnes theatre –it helps to keep healthy, reduces pollution and I feel that I am doing my small bit towards reducing the impact of climate change. I hope that the provision of tracks like this will help to encourage more people to cycle both for leisure and for practical purposes.”