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Thousands turned out to support the Swansea Triathlon in brilliant sunshine on Sunday afternoon.

It started with a 750m sea swim in the Prince of Wales dock, hundreds of competitors dived into the murky water in waves making a spectacular sight. The biggest crowd was at this section of the event numbering thousands.

After the swim, the competitors ran back to their prepared bikes for a  20km bike ride in the closed off streets of Swansea.

When they finished the ride it was a 5km run towards the Mumbles and back to Castle Square for the finish.

Hundreds of spectators were there to cheer the athletes home.

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A beautiful sunny day on Swansea Bay by the Slip

It’s full speed ahead for the Santander Cycles Swansea bikeshare scheme.

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Accident closes part of

Oystermouth Road.

The Santander Cycle Swansea bikeshare scheme will go live on the 5th July following the launch which will take place in the Refectory, Fulton House, Singleton Campus, Swansea University. Full details about the launch will be circulated nearer the date.

From 5 July, 50 bikes will be available for all the community and visitors to the area to use. Hubs will be situated at the following locations across Swansea Bay:

 

Swansea University Singleton Park Campus

 

Civic Centre

 

National Waterfront Museum

 

Fabian Way Park and Ride

 

Swansea University Bay Campus

A sixth hub in Mumbles will follow shortly and is due to be in place by Summer 2018. The University is also working closely with key partners to discuss plans and opportunities to expand the scheme through the city. Swansea Council and Welsh Government have shown full support for the new scheme, working closely with the University and key partners on future development plans. The bikeshare scheme will bring benefits to the whole of Swansea, including alleviating issues with traffic and parking, providing a sustainable means of travelling across the city and improving health and wellbeing.

 

Santander Cycles Swansea will be provided by nextbike, one of the world’s most experienced bike sharing providers which offers more than 150 schemes in 25 countries across 4 continents.  The University is working hard behind the scenes with nextbike to finalise plans for the installation of the first 5 docking stations; the delivery and assembly of the bikes; and the development of the IT system and website to support the operation of the scheme. The University won the Santander Cycles University Challenge competition in December, winning £100,000 of capital funding to launch the scheme. The winning crowdfunding campaign, which has been shortlisted for a CUBO Award, exceeded its original target when it secured significant backing from local individuals and organisations including Swansea Council and Mumbles Community Council.

The two car collision at the traffic lights opposite the Lc2 Lesure Centre caused South Wales Police to divert traffic up Princess Way and back down Wind Street to rejoin Oystermouth road again. Two ambulances were at the scene to attend too the injure who were suffering some minor injuries.

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