Newport Live and Welsh Cycling Mark Milestones 

Published on: October 10th 2023

NEWPORT Live is gearing up to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Geraint Thomas Velodrome in November, which coincides with Welsh Cycling kicking off its 50th-anniversary celebrations.  

In a collaborative effort to commemorate these milestones, Newport Live and Welsh Cycling have joined forces to deliver the CymruVelo Track Cup from the 3rd to the 4th of November 2023. This event will see top riders from across the UK and Europe compete across a thrilling schedule which will include track sprinting, madison, points, Omnium and more.  

This event will not only witness fierce competition among elite riders but will provide a platform for emerging young talent from across the nation, adding an element of inspiration and commitment for the sport’s continued growth and success.  

Director of Business Development at Newport Live, Andrea, said: “Newport Live is immensely proud to be an integral part of this incredible celebration of cycling. Our longstanding partnership with Welsh Cycling has been a beacon of collaboration, and together, we’ve forged a powerful bond dedicated to promoting the sport we hold dear.  

“We firmly believe that this CymruVelo Track Cup marks the beginning of an exciting journey, and we aspire for it to be the first of many prestigious events that we collaborate on to grace the tracks of the Geraint Thomas Velodrome.” 

The event reflects the shared vision of Newport Live and Welsh Cycling in re-affirming the Geraint Thomas Velodrome as a global hub for top tier cycling competitions and a symbol of excellence in the world of cycling. This ambitious aspiration underscores their commitment to fostering the growth and recognition of the sport on both national and international scales, further solidifying their dedication to the cycling community and the legacy of the Velodrome. 

Welsh Cycling’s CEO, Caroline, eagerly anticipates the upcoming event, stating: “The track event at Geraint Thomas National Velodrome is a highlight of our 50th year celebrations. It’s a testament to the passion and dedication of our riders and fans alike. We are thrilled to witness top-class racing, the vibrant energy of the crowd, and the emergence of young talents on this momentous occasion.” 

Chris, Chair of Welsh Cycling, shared his anticipation, saying: “Welsh Cycling’s 50th year is a milestone we are incredibly proud of. The track event at the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome is a perfect embodiment of our commitment to the sport’s growth and development. We invite everyone to be a part of this thrilling experience, supporting our elite riders and encouraging the rising stars who represent the future of Welsh cycling.” 

Beyond the high-octane racing, the event promises an unforgettable experience for attendees. An in-house DJ will set the stage ablaze with a carefully curated playlist, adding an extra layer of excitement to the proceedings. Spectators can also look forward to surprises and special moments that will elevate this cycling celebration to new heights. 

Cycling enthusiasts and sports fans alike can look forward to two days filled with heart-pounding action, awe-inspiring manoeuvres, and nail-biting finishes. The event boasts an impressive lineup of elite racers, each poised to make their mark on the renowned velodrome track. 

Tickets for this highly anticipated track event are now available for purchase, allowing fans to secure their seats early for an unforgettable cycling experience. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 01633 656757. 

Sponsorship and partnership packages are also available for the event, more information can be found on Welsh Cycling website