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Travel advice for Speedway in Cardiff on Saturday 21 July

Speedway is returning to the Welsh Capital this Saturday for the Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix.

The racing competition involves riders going around a track on 500cc motorbikes, with no breaks reaching speeds up to 70 MPH. The bikes run on Methanol which is an environmentally friendly fuel.

Over 45 000 people are expected to watch the spectacle. The gates will open at 3.30pm and the first race starts at 5.15pm. For the safety of those attending, there will be a small city centre road closure in place for this event.

The following roads will be closed between 3pm until 9.30pm

  • Tudor Street from its junction with Clare Road to its junction with Wood Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted via Fitzhammon Embankment.)
  • Plantagenet Street and Beauchamp Street from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted.)
  • Saunders Road from its junction with St Mary Street.
  • Customhouse Street throughout its length (access to private car parks will be permitted).
  • Penarth Road from its junction with Saunders Road to the entrance leading to the rear of the Central Train Station.
  • The following roads will be closed in their entirety: High Street, St Mary Street, Caroline Street, Wood Street, Central Square, Westgate Street, Quay Street, Guildhall Place, Golate, Park Street, Havelock Street and Scott Road.
  • Post event, there may be a need to put a lane closure, or hold traffic on Cowbridge Road East/Castle Street adjacent to gate 1.

The following roads will be closed between 5pm and 8pm to facilitate the Speedway Fanzone on City Hall lawn

  • King Edward V11 Avenue from the junction with City Hall to the junction with Boulevard de Nantes.

Scott Road and Park Street will close from 7am to install the barrier for Gate 5 barrier and the infrastructure to ensure that queuing fans are protected.

The Authorities are advising that if there are any safety concerns relating to the queuing system at Cardiff Central Train Station, then Wood Street, Westgate Street, Park Street, Havelock Street, St Mary Street, Penarth Road, Saunders Road and Customhouse Street will remain closed until these issues are resolved.

Can you cycle or walk?

Those that live locally in Cardiff may want to travel by bicycle or walk.Research shows us that 52% of car trips made in the Welsh Capital are less than 5km. This is a distance that can be comfortably cycled in 20 minutes. We also know that 28% of Cardiff residents that currently do not cycle would like to do so. When the roads are congested this makes cycling an even more attractive option as travel by bicycle would be quicker than a car during rush hours or during big events.


There will be a queuing system in place at Cardiff Central Station, please visit:  http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/principalitystadium/

Cardiff Queen Street station will close shortly before the end of the event, all trains will depart from Cardiff Central Train Station.

All customers are being advised to buy a ticket (return if needed) from the first available ticket dispenser/office or from the Arriva Trains Wales Ticket app before you board the train. Revenue Protection Teams will be operating during this event. As with all large events in Cardiff, all customers are advised to plan ahead –  www.arrivatrains.wales/events

Event Park & Ride – Cardiff City Stadium

The Event Park & Ride is at Cardiff City Stadium (Leckwith).

Cost is £8 if you pre-book through  www.parkjockey.com/principality-stadiumor £10 payable in cash on the day.

Staff will be available at the car park from 9am, will open with the first bus at 9.30pm and the last bus will leave the pick-up point at 10.30pm and the car park will close at 11pm

You can access the park & ride facility by exiting the M4 from Junction 32. The drop off point is Tresilian Way North, at the rear of Cardiff Central Train Station.

Event-Day parking

Sophia Gardens– Event-day parking will be available at Sophia Gardens and will cost £15 in cash on the day. No pre-booking is available.

The car park will open at 8am and will close at midnight. To get to Sophia Gardens exit the M4 via junction 32.

Civic Centre– Access to the Civic Centre will be controlled, with access allowed only for event-day parking, loading and access to private car parks. The roads affected include, King Edward V11 Avenue, Museum Avenue, City Hall Road, College Road and Gorsedd Gardens Road. The cost is £15 payable for each car in cash on the day or £12 if you pre-book through –  https://www.parkjockey.com/principality-stadium

The car park opens at 8am and closes at midnight

Coach parking

Coach parking is available in the Civic Centre and costs £20 per coach, payable in cash on the day. You can pre-book coach parking through the following link –  https://www.parkjockey.com/principality-stadium

Disabled parking

Disabled drivers are advised to use Sophia Gardens. Additional capacity is also available at various private car parks. Please check individual websites for availability.


Buses will be diverted out of the central city centre bus stops. Bus displaced from stops within the closure will relocate to either Churchill Way for the East. Greyfriars Road for the North and Tudor Street for the West. Please visit the various bus operators for changes to their services:

For Cardiff Bus services, please visit –  www.cardiffbus.co.uk

For New Adventure Travel Services, please visit –  https://www.natgroup.co.uk/

For Stagecoach Services, please visit –  www.stagecoachbus.com

Shopping Parking

Shoppers are advised to make use of the dedicated Shopping Park & Ride sites at Pentwyn or County Hall.

Or city centre car parks are also available:

North Road Car Parks

St David’s Shopping Centre

John Lewis

Capitol Shopping Centre

NCP – Adam Street, Dumfries Place and Greyfriars Road

National Express-National Express coaches will use Sophia Gardens as usual.

TaxisSt Mary Street taxi rank (outside the House of Fraser) will be closed from 6.00pm and will re-open from 11.30pm.

Mill Lane Taxi Rank will not affected and open throughout the day and night.