West Park

West Park

West Park, Wolverhampton

About West Park

Wolverhampton’s historic West Park will provide a stunning backdrop to the start and finish of the Cycling Time Trial.

The park, which opened in 1881, is considered to be one of the finest examples of unspoilt Victorian parkland in England, boasting a Grade II listed bandstand, conservatory, tennis courts, bowling greens and a large lake.

As Wolverhampton’s premier open space, West Park has held a Green Flag award for four years in a row and was one of the first parks in the country to set a trend for the provision of areas specifically for sporting activities.

Just a short walk from the city centre and world-famous Molineux Stadium, the 43-acre landscaped park provides a perfect gateway to the city.

West Park, proudly owned by City of Wolverhampton Council, is the perfect place to welcome the very best cyclists from across the Commonwealth.

Accessibility: There are limited tarmac pedestrian pathways. Off the pathways, areas of the park may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or wheelchair and mobility scooter users.

What to expect

Cyclists will set off at one minute intervals. This enables them to focus on achieving the fastest time possible without jostling for position.

The route is made up of a 37km circuit for men, and a 29km circuit for women. Each rider is timed individually, with the fastest rider securing victory.

It’s an event that always proves to be one of the most popular at the Games, transforming regular roads into an arena for elite sport and bringing the excitement of a major sporting event to people’s doorsteps.

In addition to the sport there will be plenty to see and do at West Park. You can take part in our ‘have a go’ activities and maybe meet an athlete or even Perry the Bull, Birmingham 2022’s official mascot.

 

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, Grand Theatre and Wolverhampton Art Gallery - which features one of the world's best collections of Pop Art – there’s something for everyone.

The city has one of the busiest racecourses in the UK and is home to its very own Premier League football team – the legendary Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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28 July - 8 August 2022

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