Warwick Road Race

Myton Fields, Warwickshire

Sunday 7 August.

About Warwick

160 of the world's best cyclists are set to gather at Myton Fields for the road races, scheduled to be held on the penultimate day of the Commonwealth Games.

The women’s and men’s events will start and finish on Myton Road, near Myton Fields, situated in Warwick town centre not far from Warwick Train Station. The route will run to the edge of Royal Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park.

Spectators will be able to line the road race route, which is set to pass Warwick Castle, built by William the Conqueror in 1068.

Close to the start finish area is St Nicholas Park, originally a meadow, the park was laid out in the 1930s alongside the River Avon.

Accessibility: At this venue there is a mix of hard-standing pathways, trackway, and grass. The park outside of the ticketed spectator area may become muddy and wet in bad weather, which may not be suitable for wheelchair or mobility scooter users or those with limited mobility.

Accessible Viewing Platform: The venue will have an accessible viewing platform which can be accessed by those with an accessibility requirement. The platform can be accessed on a first come, first served basis, and will operate a plus one policy.

Accessible Golf Buggy Service: To reduce the distance to the venue, an Accessible Golf Buggy Service will run between Kings High School and the venue.  

Early Start Session

Warwick Road Race, Sunday 7 August, 8AM - 5PM

Due to the early start time of the race, some rail services may not be available, and Park and Walk may be the best travel option, or travel to Warwick the day before and spend the evening exploring the lovely town.

Warwick Venue Map

Plan your Journey

Use the Games Journey Planner to map your route to the Games. Enter your starting location, and start typing the name of your Games Venue, select your Games session. The Journey Planner will recommend a personalised travel plan, and the carbon impact of each option.

For accessible shuttle buses or to book blue badge parking select the Blue Badge or Accessible Shuttles option and edit your date and proposed arrival time.

The taxi icon shows taxi ranks near each of the Games venues. The wheelchair icon shows the location of blue badge parking locations, please be aware that these are limited and need to be pre-booked. The bicycle icon shows the locations where West Midlands Cycle Hire docking stations are available.

Getting to Warwick

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Warwick Transport Map

What to expect

The rules of the cycling road race are simple – all riders begin together on the start-line, and the first one to finish secures the gold.

The race involves completing laps of the route up to a final distance of 160km for men, and 112km for women. The is one of the most physically demanding events at the Games and requires competitors to dig deep.

Held on public roads, this is an event that takes the Games to the very heart of the community, and the route will be lined by thousands of spectators, roaring their heroes to victory.

In addition to the sport, there will be plenty to see and do at Warwick. You can try out of    our ‘have a go’ activities and perhaps meet an athlete or even Perry the Bull, Birmingham 2022’s official mascot.

About The Route

  • Starting on Myton Road, outside Myton Fields, the course heads north, over the River Avon, with a stunning view of Warwick Castle and St Nicholas Park, towards Warwick town centre, before taking an immediate left turn onto Jury Street (A429), past the Collegiate Church of St Marys on the right, Warwick Town Council’s offices, and onto Warwick High Street, with the Lord Leycester Hospital on the right.
  • The course follows this road until a right turn onto Shakespeare Avenue and then a left turn onto Hampton Road (A4189), opposite Warwick Race Course. The cyclists then head out towards Hampton on the Hill and the rural section of the course
  • The course passes through the village of Hampton on the Hill. From here the course takes in the more rural roads of Old Budbrooke Road, Church Lane and Ugly Bridge Road, before a right turn to join the Birmingham Road (A4177), with the cyclists heading back towards Warwick
  • The course continues on Birmingham Road (A425) via Priory Road to Coten End, Emscote Road and Warwick New Road before turning into Princes Drive
  • The course stays on Princes Drive, passing Victoria Park, in Royal Leamington Spa, the home of the Birmingham 2022 Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls competition, until a right turn at the roundabout onto Myton Road.
  • The final run into the finish is along Myton Road, offering a long straight finish outside Warwick School and Myton Fields.

 

About the area - What to do and where to stay

Warwick is a picturesque historic market town, famous for its magnificent castle and historic charm. Sitting on the River Avon, it is blessed with beautiful parks and gardens and an abundance of superb specialist and independent shops, as well as a great range of places to eat and drink.  

The town offers visitors the opportunity to explore, not only the architectural gems of its medieval history, but also the modern vibrant life of the county town of Warwickshire. 

To find out more about the local town and what there is to do, please visit: visitwarwick.co.uk  

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