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Nos Galan 2016: Update

Written by on 8th December 2016

All roads will quite literally lead to Mountain Ash this New Year’s Eve, with more than 1,500 people set to take part in the annual Nos Galan Road Races.

An estimated crowd of around 10,000 spectators are also anticipated on the night, in both the town centre and at St Gwynno’s Church, Llanwonno – the last resting place of legendary Welsh runner Guto Nythbran.

Organised by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and the Nos Galan Committee, the 2016 Nos Galan Road Races is once again going to be the biggest New Year’s Eve street party in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Motorists heading to the event are advised to arrive early, well ahead of race start times.

A free Nos Galan Park and Ride service will once again operate this year. A shuttle bus will run every 10-15 minutes, from 3.30pm until 9.30pm, on Saturday, December 31. 

The Park and Ride facility is located on the A4059 at Mountain Ash Comprehensive School, New Road, Mountain Ash, CF45 4DG.

The Park and Ride drop-off and pick-up point is the bus stop opposite the Aberdare Hotel, Ffrwd Crescent, Mountain Ash, CF45 4AB. This location is within walking distance of the town centre.

Motorists are advised to follow the road signs along the A4059 to the Nos Galan Park and Ride facility.

For the duration of the event, Oxford Street, Mountain Ash, will be closed to all traffic, with road diversions in place. 

There may also be travel delays at Perthcelyn, Llanwonno Road, Cilhaul Terrace and High Street as the Mystery Runners and Support Runners make their way down the hillside from St Gwynno’s Church into the town.

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