Skip to main content

Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales

  1. Home
  2. Content Vault
  3. Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales

The Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales is one of five internationally recognised indoor velodromes in Britain.

Its boards have witnessed the exhilarating talents of Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Jason and Laura Kenny as Team GB and ParalympicsGB selected the Newport track at its venue for preparation camps prior to Rio 2016, London 2012, Beijing 2008 and Athens 2004. 

National and international competitions regularly descend on the 250m banked track and it is where the talents of Wales’ cycling stars have been cultivated. 

Household names, Geraint Thomas, Becky James, Elinor Barker and Luke Rowe have all progressed through the Welsh Cycling powerhouse, which makes for impressive alumni reading.

It opened in 2003 and was previously known as the Wales National Velodrome. It was renamed in Geraint Thomas’ honour after he stormed to victory at the 2018 Tour de France

The £7.5m facility was part-funded by Sport Wales’ National Lottery budget.

While it has been instrumental to Welsh cycling’s huge success on the track, it is also open to the public. Members of the public – including juniors - can take the opportunity to ride the boards whether they are beginners or advanced, with a wide range of sessions on offer.

Facilities on offer at The Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales

  • 250-meter oval shaped track with 42-degree banking at either end
  • ICG (Indoor Cycle Group) Studio housing the award-winning Tomahawk IC7 bikesx
  • Outdoor speedway cycling track hosting Newport Cycle Speedway Club
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Group exercise studio
  • Free weights gym
  • Multi-purpose indoor sports arena
  • 3G football pitch
  • Function rooms available to hire



The Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales
Newport International Sport Village
Velodrome Way
South Wales
NP19 4RB

 01633 656757

Latest News

“I can’t wait to get that dragon on my chest” - Brinn Bevan on Birmingham 2022

Brinn Bevan aims to honour his late father’s side of the family by representing Wales at next year’s…

Read More

Wales in the NBA? Basketball Wales announce a new partnership with global brand

Michael Jordan and LeBron James are global sporting icons but soon there could be a pathway to such…

Read More

Wales’ Olympians and Paralympians celebrated at Senedd

Elite Welsh athletes welcomed home from Tokyo at Senedd ceremony.

Read More

New community fund launched for upgrading sports facilities

Sport Wales is offering up to £15,000 match funding to support clubs

Read More

How Welsh athletes performed at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

21 Welsh competitors in Japan picked up a total of 14 medals for Team GB.

Read More


A North Wales based wheelchair rugby league and disability sports club, which aims to make rugby league…

Read More