About

Newport Velo is a “Youth Focused Cycle Club” based at the Wales National Velodrome (Newport)

A youth cycling club for riders and parents to enjoy cycling at all levels.

The Club has three main weekly events –

Saturday Youth Drop In sessions at the Newport Velodrome 

(These sessions are managed by Newport Velodrome (NewportLive) and run with volunteer coaches)

Saturday 09.30-12.00 for Ages 10-16 (Check these are running, sometimes cancelled due to race events)

Bikes can be hired via the Velodrome reception.

Children are required to have completed the Youth Beginners Course which runs on a Monday evening between 5.00 – 6.30 over 3/4 weeks. On completion of the course students will be given a Cycle Pass, please bring this to your first drop in session or you should speak to the Cycle Development Officer via Newport Velodrome reception to gain agreement to attend in advance of attending Saturday Youth Drop In sessions eg demonstrate experience/safe riding from club/cluster/taster sessions.

Saturday Disability Session 12.00 – 14.00

Info via Welsh Cycling

Sunday Morning Road rides from the Velodrome Car Park (Normal Start time 10am)

Details published via the Facebook Page – link at top of the page

Consent Form required, please download, print & complete in advance – Parental Consent Form Sunday Rides

Rides subject to weather and racing/events- rides are typically (30-60 miles/pace 15-17mph with cafe stop)

No one gets left behind!

Younger riders are expected to be accompanied by a riding adult

About the club

  •  Vision

Our vision is to promote youth cycling at all levels and abilities to allow children to enjoy the sport of cycling and promote self-confidence and mutual respect.

  • History

The club was started in 2005 to allow children to have their own youth-only club and sessions, as senior clubs were not receptive to meeting the needs of young riders.

  • Ages

Membership is available from 10-18.

Achievements of Riders (Past & Present)
o Junior World Champion (Team Pursuit) 2013
o EnergieWacht UCI Junior Women’s Tour Winner 2013
o National Junior Women’s Points Champion 2013
o National Junior Men’s Road Race Champion 2014
o National Junior Men’s Points Champion 2014
o National Youth Points Champions 2014
o National Para 500m/1000m TT Champion 2014
o National Youth Female Madison 2011
o Isle of Man Youth Tour U14 Winner 2009
o British Cycling Talent Team – 6 Riders
o British Cycling Olympic Development Programme – 3 Riders o British Cycling Academy – 1 Rider