International rally event, Rali Ceredigion, is returning to the county next month, September 2-3.

Rali Ceredigion is a privately organised event that attracts spectators and competitors from far and wide to the county.

This year, the rally starts at Aberystwyth, and includes competitive stages in Borth, Cwmerfyn, Cwmystwyth, Llanafan, Clywedog, Nant y Moch and Aberystwyth areas.

Residents who live along the competitive routes have been informed by letter and have been part of an extensive consultation and engagement process outlining what to expect during the event.

In 2022, the hospitality sector reported significant occupancy rates over the event weekend, and the social media spread ensured the county was put on the map.

The organisers have also achieved FIA Environmental Accreditation and are keen to showcase new technologies in the sport, priorities identified within the council’s Corporate Strategy.

Leader of Ceredigion County Council Councillor Bryan Davies said: “Ceredigion County Council welcomes both competitors and spectators to the Rali Ceredigion event again this year.

“The 2023 rallying event will build on the huge success of last year’s event, which attracted the best of British teams alongside international crews to our spectacular county.

"The event continues to deliver significant economic benefits to the local tourism and hospitality economies in Ceredigion with many of the county’s businesses employing workers in this industry.

“The organisers are fully committed in introducing new measures to reduce environmental impacts of the event, and as it stands it’s the only rallying event in the UK which runs to the FIA’s Environmental Management accreditation. We wish for everyone involved, from competitors, marshals, officials to spectators to enjoy in a safe and responsible way.”

A full list of which roads will be closed, including maps, can be seen on the webpage ‘Planned road closures in Ceredigion’.