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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

 

Contact

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

 01633 656757 

enquiries@newportlive.co.uk

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