The velodrome was built in 2004, as a world-class training facility with seating for 500 spectators. We offer a range of sessions and courses to suit all abilities:

Accreditation Stages 

Stage 1

A great introduction to track cycling for beginners, no previous experience required. Riders will be given full instruction on how to control the fixed wheel bike and how to ride on the steeply banked wooden track.

Upon completion, riders can attend Regular rider sessions to bed in skills and improve fitness before progressing to Stage 2.

Stage 2

Focuses on improving skills and confidence including the introduction of group riding and changing in a line.

Upon completion, riders can attend Stage 3 Accreditation sessions or continue to access Regular Riders as well as Easy Rider sessions.

Stage 3

This stage refines group riding and introduces a range of drills to stretch a rider in both skills and fitness.

Upon completion, riders are free to attend our range of SQT sessions.

Stage 4

Riders wishing to attend Newport Live Track League will be required to attend a Stage 4 session where race specific skills will be assessed. This session will include race simulations and feedback from the coach.

Please note

Riders wishing to take an accreditation test must have been approved by their coach from the previous stage or from attending drop-in sessions. It is not possible to book onto the accreditation unless this has taken place.

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.

Call 01633 656757 to find out more and book your space today.

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Youth Sessions 

Youth Beginners 4-Week Course (10 - 14 years)

Introduction to the exciting discipline of Track Cycling in a safe and structured environment with a fully qualified, friendly coach. Sessions include bike hire, and are limited to 10 riders per session, ensuring you benefit from dedicated support and coaching to get you flying around the track!

Completion of the beginner course will allow riders to access the ever-popular Saturday morning Youth Drop-In session.

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Newport Youth Cycling Club

For more able riders (10 – 16 years) looking to race and represent their club in road and track racing locally, regionally and nationally. This session will focus on race skills and drills including Madison.

It is open to Newport Youth Cycling Club riders only. Guest riders will be welcomed by agreement of the Club coaches, but they will need to join Newport Youth Cycling Club as a first or second claim to continue to access this session.

Click here for the latest Club news and information

Please note - Newport Youth Cycling Club is independent of Newport Live and all club activity is self-generated.

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Youth Drop-In (Saturday)

The main youth session of the week is open to all youth riders who have progressed beyond beginner level. Delivered by a qualified coach and volunteer Club coaches, this session combines skills development and fitness improvement in a fun and structured environment.

Riders must have attended a beginners’ course ahead of attending this session. 

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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. Riders must have Saturday Drop-in experience and Coaches' approval to attend. 

Call 01633 656757 to find out more and book your space today.

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Accredited Track Sessions for Adult Riders

Monday Easy Rider (Stage 2 pass)

Experience needed but this session is designed to accommodate a wide range of abilities. An experienced coach will ensure you get the best out of your session, whether you're after a good workout or are just looking for a steady ride around the track! Riders will improve their fitness and skills in readiness for accreditation. Suitable for ages 14+.

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Monday & Thursday Derny Drop-In (Stage 3+ pass)

Sessions for riders with a Stage 3 pass who want focussed high-speed training. Riders will have the chance to learn the craft of Derny pacing and improve their speed.

Tubs (glued) and gloves essential for this session. Appropriate gear for the training is required (please talk to our cycling team if you need more information.)

Please speak to a member of the track team before attending these sessions.

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Tuesday & Wednesday Regular Riders (Stage 1 pass)

An ideal session for those who have enjoyed a Stage 1 session and are looking to bed in skills and improve fitness before moving on further in the Stages Accreditation pathway.

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Tuesday & Thursday Lunchtime SQT (Stage 3 pass)

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. Sessions are endurance focussed with longer drills. Ideal for riders training for major championships. 

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Tuesday Track League (Stage 4 pass)

Track League at Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales runs for 11 weeks from October to Christmas and then again from January to March. We have a Youth only League and 2 endurance leagues based on ability.

Stage 4 Accredited riders only. Proof of accreditation at another indoor velodrome can be made via endorsement on a British Cycling Race Licence. Riders with accreditation at other indoor UK velodromes will be required to attend a Stage 4 session in advance of being able to book onto track league.

Newly accredited riders will be allocated to the appropriate league at the organiser's discretion. NO new Stage 4 accredited riders will be allowed to enter the A League.

Click here for further information and the latest Track League results

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Wednesday Early Bird Drop-In (Stage 3 pass)

Experience needed but this session is designed to accommodate a wide range of abilities. An experienced coach will ensure you get the best out of your session, whether you're after a good workout or are just looking for a steady ride around the track! Improvers can benefit from the group activity and improve their fitness and skills in readiness for accreditation. Suitable for ages 14+.

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Fridays Veteran Drop-In (Stage 3+ pass)

Runs from October – March every year. Sessions are led by an experienced coach, who will lead riders through group drills and sprints to develop and improve fitness and skills. Accredited Riders aged 35+.

Call 01633 656757 to find out more and book your space today.