The Wales National Velodrome in Newport is one of only five internationally recognised indoor velodromes in Britain and is Wales’ official National Velodome. The Velodrome is home to Welsh Cycling, and has previously hosted TeamGB and ParalympicsGB training camps ahead of previous Olympic and Paralympic games.

We offer a range of sessions and courses to suit all abilities, so take a look at what's on offer detailed below.

You could also take part in a Corporate Track Cycling Event with your own organisation or attend other corporate cycling networking events.

CYCLING TIMETABLE

Please note, there will be no Youth Drop In sessions on 10 and 24 February, and 10 and 24 March due to the Welsh Youth & Junior Track Championships and Icebreaker Youth Series events at the Velodrome.

Day Start End Age Course
Mon 1400 1600 12+ Easy Rider
1700 1830 10-14 Junior Beginners 4 week course
1830 2000 Adult (14+) Beginners/Improvers 2 week course
Tue 1200 1400 12+ Endurance Lunchtime Drop In
1700 1830 10-14 Youth Race Craft Drop In
1845 2200 14+ Track League - Spring (January - March)

Wed

0700 0900 Adult (14+) Early Bird Drop In
1700 1800 10+ Family Taster
Thur
1200 1400 12+ Lunchtime Drop In
2000 2200 Adult (14+) Structured Quality Training (October - March)
Fri
1600 1830 Men 35+, Women all ages Veteran Drop In
1630 1730 6+ Learn to Ride: Ages 6+
Sat
0930 1200 10-16 Youth Drop In (Must complete beginners course first) 
Sun
0900 0945 2-5 Cycle Tots - Balance Bikes
1000 1045 2-5 Cycle Tots - Balance Bikes
1100 1145 4+ Cycle Fun: Skills Coaching
1215 1315 4-5 Learn to Ride: Ages 4-5

About the Track

1. Home to Welsh Cycling
2. Training venue for Team GB and Paralympics GB for final Olympic & Paralympic Preparation for 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016
3. Host to largest youth racing series in the UK
4. One of only 5 indoor velodromes in the UK
5. Built in 2004 to International standards
6. World Class facility with seating for 500 spectators
7. 250 metre lap
8. 42 degree banking at either end
9. All wooden construction in Siberian Pine
10. Venue for weekly Track Racing during the winter

Class Descriptions

Youth Beginners 3 & 4 week course

Introduction to the exciting discipline of Track Cycling in a safe and structured environment with a Youth friendly coach. Completion of the beginner course will allow riders to access to the ever popular Saturday morning Youth Drop in session and any of the drop in sessions during the week. 10 riders max. Riders need to be able to be capable of riding continuously for 15 minutes. *Booking essential

Adult Beginners and Improvers - 2 or 3 Week Course

Introduction to the exciting discipline of Track Cycling in a safe and structured environment. Skills learnt on the Beginner Course are extended and refined on the Improver course. Completion of the Beginner Course is normally followed by attending an Improver Course in readiness for Accreditation. Completion of the Beginner Course allows riders to access any of the drop in sessions during the week except SQT and Vets session. *Booking essential

October - March: 18:30 - 20:00

March - October: 20:00 - 22:00

Check out our one-day combined course, taking place on Friday 16 March, 9am-2pm.

Cycle Tots - Balance Bikes

Suitable for ages 2 - 5 years. This session is designed for those who cannot yet ride a bike on two wheels. We use balance bikes to replace the support of stabilizers, in turn encouraging children to develop their balance and co-ordination skills.

Cycle Fun

Minimum age 4 years old. This session is for those riders who have now got the grasp of riding on two wheels and can ride along confidently and unassisted, without stabilisers. A coach will develop the child's riding skills in a fun, safe and controlled environment. 

Learn To Ride

Suitable for ages 4-5 years old. A qualified coach will run a skills based session inside the velodrome during the winter. This session is for those children who are ready to get off their stabilisers but need that extra bit of help. 

Early Bird Drop In

Wednesday sessions run all year round.

Experience needed but this session is designed to accommodate a wide range of abilities. An experienced coach is able to offer a good workout for those who want it through to those keeping their hand in with some steady riding. Improvers can benefit from the group activity and improve their fitness and skills in readiness for accreditation. Suitable for ages 14+.

Easy Rider

Experience needed but this session is designed to accommodate a wide range of abilities. An experienced coach is able to offer a good workout for those who want it through to those keeping their hand in with some steady riding. Improvers can benefit from the group activity and improve their fitness and skills in readiness for accreditation. Suitable for ages 14+.

Endurance Lunchtime Drop In

A coached session for all standards of riders. Session content varies depending on the season and is tailored around the requirements of the riders attending each week. Session is endurance focussed with longer drills but sprinters are welcome to attend and fit their efforts around the endurance drills. Ideal session for those training for major championships. 

Family Taster

Suitable for adults and juniors 10yrs+. These sessions enable riders to take their first pedal strokes on the steep banked wooden track in a safe and controlled environment. Bike, helmet and mitts provided. Cost of session is £20.

Skills Cycling

A qualified cycle coach teaches correct use of gears, brakes, cornering and safe riding of a bike by extending the skills learnt at Cycle Fun for older riders using the Newport Stadium at the Newport International Sports Village. Bring your own bike or try one of ours!

Lunchtime Drop In

A coached session for all standards of riders. Session content varies and is balanced to suit the needs of riders attending with sprint drills and endurance drills. Also used as a session for riders looking to refine technique ahead of major championships where the coach can normally accommodate individual riders looking to do specific efforts in their preferred discipline (subject to numbers allowing).

SQT (Structured Quality Training)

Accredited riders only. An experienced coach will lead riders through group drills to develop and improve fitness and skills during the winter months. SQT runs from October to March. Pre booking advised as these sessions can regularly sell out. 40 riders maximum.

Track League - Spring

Spring Track League

Click here for more information on Spring Track League for riders and spectators. Looking for Winter Track League Results? Click here

Veteran Drop In

We've made some changes to our Vet sessions, ahead of the Masters Track Championships on 29th June! Accredited Riders aged 35+ (or all ages for ladies) are encouraged to attend the drop in sessions on Friday nights, where there will be endurance and sprint work built into the sessions. Sessions are led by an experienced coach, who will lead riders through group drills to develop and improve fitness and skills. Riders may attend for the full 2 and a half hours or drop in early or late. 

Youth Drop In (Saturday)

The main youth session of the week open to all youth riders who have progressed beyond beginner level. Coached by a qualified coach and volunteer Club coaches, this session combines skills development and fitness improvement within a fun but structured environment. Different ability groups cater for all standards of riders. Riders must have attended a beginners course ahead of attending this Drop In session. 

Youth Race Craft Drop In Session

This session focusses on race skills and is the feeder session to Track League. General skills and drills are supplemented by coach led racing to offer a stimulating and stretching session for young riders. Ideal for those who are looking for another session to add to attendance at the Saturday Youth Drop In and aim to race in Track League. Riders must have Saturday Drop-in experience and Coaches' approval to attend. 

Accreditation Test (Ages 14+)

Riders wishing to take an Accreditation test must have been approved by their coach from the Improver Course or from attending drop in sessions. It is not possible to book onto the Accreditation unless this has taken place. Riders who have indoor Velodrome experience at other sites are welcome to attend lunchtime drop in sessions but will not be able to book straight onto an Accreditation. Riders with questions relating to the accreditation process or with outdoor Velodrome experience looking to ride indoors should contact us on 01633 656757 and ask to speak with the Track Development Officer.

 

Cycling Clubs - there are some excellent cycling clubs across Wales and the UK, which cater for all abilities. Visit the British Cycling website to find your local club!

Newport Live's Mountain Bike Pump Track is also open for use free of charge throughout the year, with coached sessions on offer from April - October. Find it at NISV - call us on 01633 656757 to book and pay for coached sessions.