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.