CARDIFF NEWS: Cardiff Council plays vital role as Paralympic teams use city as pre-Games training camp
Cardiff Council’s Central Transport Services has been helping the Chinese Paralympic teams get around the city during their stay in Cardiff in the lead up to the London Games.
China is just one of several Paralympic teams who are using facilities in Cardiff for their pre-Games training camp, as they make their final important preparations.
The rowing and wheelchair racing teams have been using both Cardiff International Sports Stadium (CISS) and the Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre during their stay in the city.
In order for them to travel back and forth to practices they required specially adapted minibuses which Cardiff Council provided in partnership with Welsh Government and the Community Transport Association Wales (CTAW).
The specialist transport was used to collect the athletes on arrival from Heathrow together will all their equipment including wheelchairs, racing wheelchairs, luggage and rowing boats before taking them to the Olympic Park and Eton Dorney for the start of the Games.
Cabinet Member for Transport, Cllr Ralph Cook said: “Cardiff is honoured to have been selected by so many Paralympic teams who chose the city as their pre-Games training camp.
“During their stay it was vital they had access to the correct transport in order to take them to and from practices, during one of the most important periods of their careers.
“I am pleased that Cardiff Council has been able to support the Chinese team during their stay in the city and I wish them all the best of luck for the Games.”