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 – 6pm

8.30am – 5.30pm

8am – 6pm

(Last admittance 5.30pm)


8am – 6pm

8.30am – 5.30pm

8am – 6pm

(Last admittance 5.30pm)

*The velodrome track opening hours on Saturdays and Sundays in the winter months is 8am-9pm. Arena is 8.30am – 8.30pm both days.

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


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RT @42DegreesCoach: Beautiful track bikes by @MEKKBicycles down @WalesVelodrome this morning... Highly recommend! - 2 days ago

SQT starts again Thursday 18th September 2000-2200 Come along for 2 hours of great training £10 each Accredited riders only please! pls RT - 3 days ago