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Cycling - Time Trial

Thursday 4 August

Free to View Cycling - Time Trial

The event starts and ends in Wolverhampton at West Park where there is a ticket only viewing area, and extends south as far as Dudley and parts of south Staffordshire. Spectators without tickets are encouraged to line as much of the route as possible as Wolverhampton is expected to be very busy. 

When: Thursday 4 August 2022 between about 10:00 and 15.30.

Start/Finish location: West Park, Wolverhampton. 

Course length: Women’s Race is 28.8km and Men’s Race is 37.4km.

Detailed Timings:

The table below shows the times that lead athletes are expected to start and finish each event.

  Women Men
    Wave 1 Wave 2
Start 10:01 12:01 14:01
Finish 10:55 13:04 15:04

 

*All times are estimates and subject to change

Cycling Time Trial Route Map
  • Stay local

    Stay local - There are great opportunities to view the action along most parts of the course but we encourage you to stay local if you live in or are staying in the area.

    Leave no stretch unsupported - if you are travelling in from outside the area, please spread out along the entire length of the course, to support your favourite country or individual athlete.

    Competitors need your encouragement for the whole route, so please make your voice heard.

  • Let public transport take the strain

    With excellent public transport connections, Wolverhampton and Dudley town centres are easy to get to and from and will be great places to watch the action without needing a car.

    Other parts of the course are also easy to reach, but if you choose to drive, please bear in mind that extensive road closures will be in place and, as this event takes place in the middle of the week, roads are likely to be busy with people going about their everyday lives.

  • Twice the action

    If you base yourself in the Sedgley area you can take a short stroll between the women’s section of the route and the combined men’s and women’s section of the course, so you’ll have more opportunities to see the riders.

Before you leave home

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  • Arrive early

    Don't miss a second of the action.

    To avoid disappointment, aim to arrive at your preferred viewing spot well before the start of the race.

  • Be prepared

    You are likely to spend most of your time outdoors so check the weather forecast and be prepared for all British summer time weather conditions.

    Appropriate footwear will be a must. All the cheering and celebrating works up an appetite, so bring a picnic with you or check-out the best place to grab a bite to eat near the course.

  • Ensure your phone is fully charged

    Everything you need for your day at the Games is accessible on your mobile phone, so be sure to charge it up before you leave.

    Don't worry about losing signal, as the Games App is available to use offline.

About the area - What to do and where to stay

Wolverhampton may be one of the UK’s newest cities – but it’s also one of the most modern, vibrant and welcoming.

Steeped in history and proud of its rich cultural diversity, Wolverhampton has lots to offer residents and visitors.
Factor in the stunning West Park, the Grand Theatre and Wolverhampton Art Gallery - which features one of the world's best collections of Pop Art – there’s something for everyone.

The historic capital of the Black Country, Dudley is a borough with a rich industrial and geological heritage. It is home to one of the UK’s only UNESCO Geoparks and vibrant green spaces are never hard to find. Other famous attractions include the Black Country Living Museum and Dudley Canal and Caverns, as featured on TV’s Peaky Blinders.

Glass has been produced in Dudley for centuries and a world-renowned collection is based in the Stourbridge area. With four busy town centres and Merry Hill, one of the largest retail parks in Europe, Dudley borough is also a fantastic place to shop.
Parts of the course are also located in South Staffordshire, a location steeped with a wealth of history, heritage and rural splendour.

There really is something for everyone. With no dominant settlement, South Staffordshire is defined by 27 unique parishes, all with their own story just waiting to be discovered. You could uncover the extraordinary number of historic houses, keep the kids busy at a variety of family friendly attractions, or enjoy the great outdoors in a series of beautiful open spaces.

Be sure to check out the Festival Sites in central Wolverhampton and Dudley or one of the many other Festival activities taking place across the region.

If you’re visiting from further afield why not stay overnight and enjoy all that the region has to offer.

Whether visiting for the day or staying a little longer, you’ll find lots to do in the area. Discover more about what to do and where to stay locally or elsewhere in the West Midlands here

  • Take the bus

    The West Midlands bus network is extensive and will be a great option but please note services around the course could be subject to change on the day of the event due to temporary road restrictions.

    Please use the Games Journey Planner to plan your travel as it will reflect any temporary changes to usual operations.

    If you have accessibility requirements, please note that all buses in the West Midlands low floor and wheelchair accessible. They are designed for easy access for all including those with pushchairs and buggies.

  • Taxi and private hire

    There are no drop off or pick up points directly outside the venue.

    The closest private hire taxi drop off and pick up location to West Park is on Bath Avenue.

    A second drop off and pick up location will be provided in Wulfruna Street.

  • Driving

    There will be no parking near the route and road closures due to the race mean it will be difficult to drive through the area. We recommend spectators use active travel and public transport options wherever possible.

    Roads in the area are expected to be busy as it is a normal working day for many and will be subject to extensive road closures, including the roads on which the event takes place, between 0500 and 1800 on Thursday 4 August. Some road restrictions around West Park will be in place from midnight on Tuesday 2 August.

    Vehicles will not be able to cross the course once it is closed however pedestrians will be able to cross at existing crossing points. Full details of road restrictions are available.

    If you intend to drive, please think about when you plan to travel, avoiding usual commuter times if you can, and making use of the existing public parking areas.

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