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These are the road closures for Velothon 2018

The Velothon returns to the streets of South East Wales this weekend (July 8th). 

This year, there will be three courses, 60km, 125km and a 140km race. For the safety of the competitors, all three events will take place on closed roads.

With the exception of the 60km course which starts in Usk, the 125km and the 140km courses start and end in Cardiff.

For these two events, competitors will leave Cardiff from the Civic Centre, heading down Castle Street, onto High Street and out of the city towards the Magic Roundabout. They will then head east – along Ocean Way, Rover Way, Lamby Way, through Wentloog towards Newport.

When the competitors return into Cardiff, they will come over Caerphilly Mountain, down through Lisvane, into Cyncoed and back into Cathays finishing at the Civic Centre.

The mass participation race will start at 7am and the road closures will be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so.

The estimated timings of the road closures are shown below. Live updates will be given via @cardiffcouncil on the day of the event.

In some instances – resident access will be maintained if and when it is safe to do so. For the purpose of this briefing these roads are marked with a star *

Bessemer Close Household Waste Recycling Centre will open as normal but Lamby Way HWRC will be closed during the morning, before re-opening from 1pm – 6.30pm.

These are the roads closed where you live

Click image to view the road closures map in full


Information Leaflet – Cardiff

Road Closure Map – Cardiff City Centre

Road Closure Map – Cardiff North


Information Leaflet – Newport

Road Closure Map – Newport East

Road Closure Map – Newport West


Information Leaflet – Monmouthshire

Road Closure Map – Monmouthshire


Information Leaflet – Caerphilly

Road Closure Map – Caerphilly North

Road Closure Map – Caerphilly Centre


Information Leaflet – Torfaen

Road Closure Map – Torfaen

Road Closures

For a list of all road closures and timings across the route, click HERE.

The event organisers have created a handy FAQs section on their website for those that will be effected.