The annual ‘Race the Train’ competition was held on September 11th, 2016. The aim was to beat the Welshpool & Llanfair Steam Train from it’s start at Raven Square to the station at Llanfair, by bicycle. The start was from Raven Square and booking was from 10.30am with final time for booking being 11am. The cost was £6 and applicants had to be over 14. Riders had to wear a helmet and the cycle had be road worthy. There were Check Points along the route with Marshals, drinks and chocolate.
24 out of 33 Cyclists beat the train and a new record was set by Ashley Banks of 27 minutes and 35 seconds.
2017 Race the Train will be held on Sunday 30th July.
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