An Olympic-standard cycling track, Newport Velodrome comprises 250 metres of the finest Siberian pine and is one of only five internationally recognised indoor velodromes and the only one in Wales. Located in the Newport International Sports Village, it is home to Welsh cycling. The site also includes the head office of Welsh Cycling, as well as a youth cycling club and welcomes first-time bikers and experienced cyclists for a spin around the track.
With seating for 500 spectators, the arena has hosted Olympic warm-up sessions and also includes a fitness suite, 3G football pitch, dance studio and a large indoor sports arena that can be booked for five-a-side football, badminton and more. Track bikes, helmets and gloves are all available to hire and everything from one-hour beginners sessions, toddler balance bike groups and drop-ins run during the week.
Built in 2004, the circuit has a 42-degree bank at either end of the turns and is a world-class facility home to the largest youth racing series in the UK. As the bikes are all fixed-gear, pedal power and balance are key - but as the old adage goes, once you’ve learnt the basics, it’s like riding a bike, albeit it, one capable of speeds of 45 mph!