Pearl Izumi Tour cycling series returns to Aberystwyth

The Series brings thousands of tourists to Mid Wales. Credit: Frank Abbeloos/Belga/Press Association Images

This year sees the fifth anniversary of the Aberystwyth Cycle Festival, which for the past three years has joined up with ITV4's Pearl Izumi Tour Series - bringing Olympic and World Champion cyclists to the region.

The event also attracts thousands of spectators from across the UK to Mid Wales.

Today the Series returns to Aber for race day in an event which will showcase Aberystwyth promenade - still undergoing a clear up operation following damage caused in January's storms.