BLAENAVON has become the latest town on the Velothon Wales route to embrace the cycling sportive after decorating the streets with upcycled bikes.

The Torfaen town has followed Usk’s lead to give participants a vibrant welcome to their historic home this Sunday.

The Blaenavon World Heritage Committee challenged town businesses to create their own cycling showpieces in preparation for last weekend’s successful Blaenavon World Heritage Day.

The nine pieces of cycling artwork were displayed for visitors who arrived to for the annual celebration on Saturday.

One of Blaenavon’s newest businesses, Candy Floss Beauty, was awarded first prize for its fluorescent pink design.

Gareth Davies, chairman of the Blaenavon World Heritage Committee, said: “I would like to say well done to every business that took part for their hard work creating some stunning bikes.

“Blaenavon has a huge amount of offer visitors and it would be fantastic to see some of the riders who pass through the town this weekend come back and visit us with their families in the future.”

Bikes were donated by Changing Gears, a Torfaen-based youth project that aims to train young people in bike maintenance and cycle training.

Riders can also look forward to seeing decorated bike wheels in Usk, as the Argus previously reported.