Wales Velothon 2018

Cyclists on the Tumble

The Velothon Wales returns to south Wales on Sunday 8 July 2018 and will welcome thousands of recreational riders and charity fundraisers, who will be completing 60km, 125km and 140km routes on completely closed roads through south Wales.

The race will start in Cardiff before travelling through Newport, Monmouthshire, Torfaen and Caerphilly, and finish back in Cardiff city centre.

After tackling the Tumble, the riders will enter Torfaen in Blaenavon before travelling through Pontypool and onwards via the A472 to Caerphilly.

An interactive map of the route can be viewed on the Velothon Wales website.

Road closures

The main road between Blaenavon and Pontypool will be closed for the duration of the event, from 8am until 3pm. Adjoining side roads will also be closed to prevent traffic accessing the route and ensure rider safety.

The A472 Hafodyrynys road between Torfaen and Caerphilly will close from 8:30am until 3:35pm.

The A4042 will be closed Northbound between New Inn and Little Mill from 9:30am and 2pm. It will remain open in a Southbound direction between the Pontypool roundabout (McDonalds roundabout) and slip road at Pontymoil to allow residents access to New Inn, Griffithstown and parts of Pontypool.

You can use our mapping system to check whether your road is closed and to help plan your journey.

Access for the emergency services will be managed and maintained throughout the event.

Marshals will be positioned at various points along the main race route and at specific junctions to manage and assist with emergency access and specific traffic management requirements.

IMPORTANT - If vehicles are parked illegally, obstructively or in an otherwise dangerous manner on the main race route, side roads or junctions, then the event organiser and/or police will be legally authorised to move any vehicle to an alternative location.


If your medical appointment, holiday travel, or carer responsibilities will be affected on the day please contact the event organisers via or by calling 02921 660 790.

Velothon Road Closures Map

Last Modified: 05/12/2018
For more information contact:

Velothon Customer Service Helpline

Tel: 02921 660 790

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