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.


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 – Sunday*

8am – 9pm

8.30am – 5.30pm

8am – 6pm

(Last admittance 5.30pm)

*The velodrome track opening hours on Saturdays in the summer months is 8am-6pm

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


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Commute to work by bike. Good for the soul! - 1 day ago

RT @freda_davies: @WalesVelodrome The National CYcle Museum UK is in Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales in the building originally known as The Palace of Sport - 6 days ago