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In pictures: Victorian velodrome

Riders at the Carmarthen Velodrome in the early 1900s

The velodrome at Carmarthen Park first opened on Easter Monday in 1900. Photo from the J.F. Lloyd collection at Carmarthenshire County Museum.

Riders at the Carmarthen Velodrome in the early 1900s

At the time it was described as 'one of the finest cycling tracks in the kingdom'. Photo from the J.F. Lloyd collection at Carmarthenshire County Museum.

Rider at the Carmarthen Velodrome in the early 1900s

Competitors would travel from around the UK to compete in races. Photo from the J.F. Lloyd collection at Carmarthenshire County Museum.

Spectators at Carmarthen velodrome

Race days would attract thousands of spectators. Photo supplied by Carmarthen Town Council.

Aerial cyclist - Schreyer

As well as races the park would host stunt acts and shows including this visit by aerial cyclist Schreyer around 1905.

Motorcycle races were also held at the velodrome.

Motorcycle races were also held at the velodrome. Photo from the J.F. Lloyd collection at Carmarthenshire County Museum.

Towy Riders

Today the velodrome is home to the Towy Riders - a club for young cyclists.

Towy Riders

It is hoped once the renovations are completed the track will attract national championships.



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