OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Ovo Energy Tour of Britain 2018

2018 Ovo Energy Tour of Britain

Sunday 2 September 2018 

Newport will welcome some of the world’s top professional cyclists as they cross the finishing line of the first stage of the 2018 OVO Energy Tour of Britain. 

The stage will begin in Camarthenshire and end outside the University of South Wales' Newport city campus on Usk Way. 

Riders will travel through Usk into Caerleon, up Belmont Hill, down Royal Oak Hill and turn right onto Chepstow Road before going left into Somerton Road, along Nash Road to the SDR until eventually turning into Usk Way.

View a map of the 2018 Tour of Britain route through Newport (pdf)

Download the information given to residents and local businesses (pdf)

Visit the OVO Energy Tour of Britain site for further details.

Road closures

Rolling road closures will be in place for most of the route with roads temporarily classified as clearways, meaning that no parking is permitted along the road.

Notices on street lighting columns will indicate these areas and police will monitor the route throughout the day. 

There will be a full road closure from the Harlequin roundabout along Kingsway and Usk Way to its junction with Dolphin Street and East Dock Road from early in the morning until late evening on Sunday 2 September.

Access will be given to residents of Alexandra Gate until early afternoon when a closure will be in place from Frederick Street to the Harlequin roundabout.

For further information about road closures and how they may affect you please email info@thetour.co.uk or events@newport.gov.uk


Although Friars Walk car park will be closed to the public, Kingsway and Park Square car parks will be open.

Please note entry and exit to Kingsway car park will be accessible via Cardiff Road and the Kingsway.

On the day, special cycle parking will be available in The Wave area of Kutaisi Walk for cyclists riding into the city to view the event.

Read a summary of information about the Tour in Newport

Read OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2018 FAQs

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