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Velothon returns this weekend

Posted on Tuesday 3rd July 2018
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The annual Velothon Wales returns on Sunday 8 July and will welcome thousands of recreational cyclists and charity fundraisers to the roads of South East Wales.

The Velothon is Wales’ largest sportive and a prominent feature in the Newport’s growing events programme and helps raise the city’s profile on an international level.

The Velothon series consists of multiple races across the globe – last year races were held in Germany, Wales, Sweden, Canada and Australia.

To facilitate the safe passage of participants, it will be necessary to implement road closures/parking restrictions along the route.  However, thanks to a revamped Velothon Wales, Newport residents can expect significantly reduced road closures this year with all roads around Newport due to re-open by 11.30am.

Full details of all closures and the best places to watch the event are available at www.velothon.com/wales

In addition to the popular 140km route, two shorter routes are on offer this year opening up the event to cyclists of all levels of ability and ambition.

The 125km route bypasses the notorious Tumble hill climb, while the new 60km route, a point-to-point starting in Usk and finishing in Cardiff is perfect for those new to cycling, keen to experience the thrill of closed-road cycling for the first time.

Newport residents are also reminded that due to the Velothon road closures, the Household Waste and Recycling Centre on Docks Way will open at the later time of 12pm on Sunday 8 July and close later than normal at 6pm to allow residents time to access to the site.

The event 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, visit www.velothon.com/wales, email  velothonwales@ironmanroadaccess.com or call 02921 660 790.

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