Newport’s Wales National Velodrome


GREAT Britain’s paralympic cyclists will be coming to Newport later on this month for their final training preparations before heading out to Brazil.

The team travelling to Rio was announced back in June. Fifteen riders make up the team, with twelve of them specialising in track disciplines.

While many training sessions will take place behind closed doors, British Cycling and Newport Live, the Trust that runs Wales National Velodrome at Newport International Sports Village, will open their doors to members of the public for four training sessions.

Steve Ward, Chief Executive of Newport Live, said: “At Newport Live we’re passionate about disability sport – we were recently awarded the Disability Sport Wales in sport Bronze Award.

“So, we’re really looking forward to the Paralympic Camps.”

Tickets for the Paralympic Training Camps are now on sale and you can book online at or call 01633 656757.

Ticket prices are: seated £4, concessions (under 16s, students, senior citizens) £2; standing £2, concessions £1. All funds raised from the training are reinvested into sport and physical activity in Newport.

The open training sessions are:

Tuesday, August 23, 10am-12.30pm, solo endurance and tandem endurance

Tuesday, August 23, 2pm – 6pm, solo sprint and tandem sprint

Thursday, August 25, 10am-12.30pm, Race Simulation Day: solo and tandem endurance

Thursday, August 25, 2pm – 6pm, Race Simulation Day: solo and tandem endurance