Velothon Wales 2017

Posted on Tuesday 4th July 2017

The annual Velothon Wales will return to the roads of South Wales on Sunday, 9 July, welcoming some of the world’s best professional cyclists as well as thousands of recreational riders and charity fundraisers.

To ensure cyclists’ safety it will be necessary to close roads and introduce parking restrictions along the route, which includes parts of Newport and Caerleon.

The organisers have worked with the five local authorities the event touches to develop a rolling road closure system which will allow sections of the route to re-open between the amateur and professional cyclists, ending the all-day closures of recent years.

This will give an opportunity for residents to move away from the event if they need to.

A map showing the proposed closures can be downloaded from the Velothon Wales website.

Because of the nature of the event it is difficult to give precise road closure timings however the 140km race starts from King Edward VII Avenue in Cardiff at 8.15am with the last rides leaving around 8.40am.

The Pro Race starts at 12.45pm in front of Cardiff Castle with leaders expected to return to cross the finishing line around 4.30pm.

Organisers apologise in advance for any inconvenience and assure disruption will be kept to a minimum.

They also wish to thank residents for their understanding and are grateful of your support and cooperation.

For queries regarding road closures or local issues, please contact the Velothon Wales dedicated residents only number on 02921 660 790. 

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