Businesses fear impact of cycling event road closures

15,000 riders are due to take part in the Velothon Wales event. Credit: Lagardere Unlimited Events

Businesses in Monmouthshire claim they will lose thousands of pounds when Wales' biggest cycling event closes roads in the area.

The first Wales Velothon Wales is taking place on Sunday 14 June, with professional and amateur events, and 15,000 riders due to take part.

The full course is 140km, starting and finishing in Cardiff, and visiting Newport, Usk, Abergavenny, Pontypool and Caerphilly.

Roads will be completely closed for much of the day.

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Some traders along the route are concerned they will lose out, but others say the Velothon will bring economic benefits.

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