On Sunday 8th July 2018, the annual VELOTHON Wales will return to the roads of South Wales, welcoming thousands of recreational cyclists and charity fundraisers.
To facilitate the safe passage of participants, it will be necessary to implement road closures/parking restrictions along the route.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience and assure disruption will be kept to a minimum. We wish to thank you for your understanding and are grateful of your support and cooperation.
A new event format means road closure timings for 2018 have been significantly reduced. Overview and localised maps and information leaflets can be found at the links below, as well as a list of frequently asked questions. Please read these information leaflets and FAQs carefully, as they provide a lot of useful information.
Road Closure Map - General
Road Closure Map - Cardiff City Centre
Road Closure Map - Newport West
Road Closure Map - Caerphilly North
Road Closure Map - Torfaen
For a list of all road closures and timings across the route, click HERE.
How do you communicate the road closures to residents?
We understand the importance of communication to local residents. We have two letter drops to all those directly on the route and in the surrounding area. These will contain information for the day, along with a map detailing the road closure times. In addition, signage will also go up on the closed roads approximately 2 weeks before the event. An information leaflet, with an overview of road closures will go out in early May. A second information leaflet will go out in June with detailed localised maps. These maps are also available at the links above.
Will emergency services still be able to operate?
Emergency services will be operating as normal on the day and not obstructed by road closures. All emergency services are liaised with prior to the event, attending all planning meetings. In addition, a representative from each emergency service will be present in our event control room, ensuring a smooth running of services.
What happens if I’m an on-call doctor or emergency vet?
If you are an on-call doctor or emergency vet who may be affected by the road closures, please do get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Will carers still be able to get to their calls?
We work closely with the local authorities to get in touch with all care agencies that may be affected by the route. If you’re a carer, please do check with your manager to see if we have already issued passes to your agency. If not, please do get in touch with us on email@example.com so we can issue you a road pass.
I'm a pregnant mother, expecting around the date of the event.
If you are an expectant mother and are concerned about reaching hospital on the day of the event, please do get in touch with us in the office and we’ll be able to assist you.
Is there any way I can get across the road closures?
It will not be possible to cross the route in a vehicle during the road closures unless using an official crossing point during the designated opening times. We advise looking at your local information document for information on local managed access in your area.
Pedestrians are not prohibited from accessing the route, however we advise you take care when on the route, using crossing points where possible.
How can residents get involved in the event?
We encourage communities and residents to get involved in the event through volunteering or by cheering on the riders along the route. If you’re interested in volunteering at the event, please do get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org. Look out for the best places to spectate or community events happening in your area on the day and in the build up.
Get in touch
If you are having issues with planning a route for the day, please do get in touch
02921 660 790