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Velothon Wales 2016

Written by on 12th May 2016

What is Velothon Wales?

Velothon is a cycle race, where 18,000 riders will roll across the start line in the heart of Cardiff City Centre and embark on a completely closed road cycling sportive that takes in some of Wales’ most breathtaking scenery.

Some are doing it for Charity and others are doing it professionally.

When does Velothon take place?

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Does the Velothon affect RCT?

No not directly, but if you are heading into Cardiff or nearby Caerphilly using the car or public transport, there will be road closures in place during the day


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Key Road Info (Specific to our neighbouring areas to the GTFM broadcast area)


• A48 (Eastern Avenue) and M4 fully open

• Central Link to Tyndall St – Westbound Only (Heading into Cardiff)


• A469 Northbound open from Caerphilly to Ystrad Mynach

• A469 Southbound lane open from Coed-y-Brain Roundabout to Pwllypant Roundabout.

• Access available to Morrisons from Lansbury Park (Not Town Centre)

Watch the highlights of the race last year here courtesy of “Visit Wales”

Velothon Wales have stated:

If you are already aware of anything that will impact you on the 22nd May such as formal events, carer responsibilities and holiday travel, please let us know as early as possible and we will do all we can to provide more information on how you can best navigate your way around the road closures.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and assure you that we will try to keep any disruption to a minimum.

We wish to thank you for your understanding and we are grateful of your support and cooperation.

If you have any specific concerns regarding the route, or have any arrangements on 22nd May 2016 you believe may be affected please email

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