South East Wales

Velothon Wales cycle race route 'lessons learned'

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Media captionRace director Andrew Taylor said organisers "worked really, really hard" to minimise disruption

Organisers of a major cycle race in south Wales say lessons will be learned to ensure minimum disruption to residents and businesses next year.

Around 15,000 people took part in the Velothon Wales race through Cardiff, Newport, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Caerphilly, prompting road closures.

Tacks were thrown on the road, forcing some riders to carry their bikes for a time.

Organisers said the area was cleared quickly.

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Image caption Some cyclists were forced to carry their bikes after tacks were discovered on the route

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