Sport, Leisure, Health & Fitness in Newport


Wales National Velodrome

The Wales National Velodrome in Newport is Wales’ official national Velodrome, is home to Welsh Cycling and hosts national and international competitions, including use by British Cycling for practice sessions.

The Wales National Velodrome hosted Team GB and Paralympic GB as they prepared for the Olympic and Paralympic games in London 2012, Beijing 2008 and Athens in 2004.

In summer 2012 the Australian and USA Paralympic cycling teams also trained in Newport ahead of the Paralympic Games.

At Wales National Velodrome you can have a go at cycling the track on one of our beginner’s sessions or take part in a course. Visit the cycling page to find out more about courses on offer, timetables and more.

Opening times



Central arena

Active Newport Gym

Monday -Friday

7am – 10pm

7.30am – 9.30pm

7am – 10pm**

(Last admittance 9.30pm)

Saturday *

8am – 9pm

8.30am – 8.30pm

8am – 6pm

(Last admittance 5.30pm)


8am – 9pm

8.30am – 8.30pm

8am – 6pm

(Last admittance 5.30pm)

* Summer times vary

**Active Newport Gym changing rooms shut an hour before the gym closes from Monday-Friday.


    Active Newport gym

    Spinning Studio

    • Free weights gym

    • Function rooms available for hire

    • Multipurpose indoor sports arena

    • Seating for 500 spectators

    • Car parking is available to the front and rear of the Velodrome

    • 3G Football Pitch

    • Outdoor speedway cycling track hosting Newport Cycle Speedway Club (opens new website)

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