West Park

Wolverhampton

Thursday 4 August.

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: 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.

West Park 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 West Park

Travel Guidance Travel
  • Get Active

    If you’re travelling locally, walking or cycling will be the easiest way to get to the venue. There are good links into Wolverhampton City Centre on the canal network. The designated walking route from Wolverhampton to the venue is shown on the map.

    Cycle hire is available across the West Midlands. Bikes are available 24/7, with docking stations at major bus, metro, and train stations such as Wolverhampton Bus station and West Park, visitor attractions and city or town centres.

  • Catch the Train

    Catch the train to Wolverhampton rail station. From there, you can walk to the venue.

    Wolverhampton rail station has step free access to all platforms. If you require assistance, please book this via the relevant train operator in advance of your journey.

  • Ride the Tram

    Take the tram to Wolverhampton and walk the rest of the way to the venue along the. designated walking route to West Park.

West Park Transport Map

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.

Men's Cycling Time Trial Route

  • Leaving West Park and heading onto Park Road East, the course navigates through Wolverhampton City, passing the Wolverhampton City Council offices, St Peters Church, Queen Square and the Church of St John in the Square, before heading south onto the Penn Road (A449).
  • The course leaves the Penn Road (A449) at Goldthorn Hill and then heads direct to Sedgley on the Wolverhampton Road (A459).
  • Once in Sedgley, the course takes a left onto the Tipton Road (A457) and then onto the Birmingham New Road (A4123) and Priory Road (A4168), passing Priory Park and into Dudley Town Centre.
  • Within Dudley Town Centre, the course passes close to Dudley Castle and Dudley Zoo, before heading past Coronation Gardens, the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council building, Dudley Town Hall and Stone Street Square.
  • Leaving Dudley, the course heads back towards Sedgley on The Broadway (A459), with a challenging detour on Moden Hill and Catholic Lane, the biggest climb on the course, combined with a challenging downhill section.
  • The cyclists will then follow Gospel End Street and Cotwall End Road down into Gornalwood, before turning onto the Himley Road and into South Staffordshire, passing Himley Hall on route to Himley and Wombourne
  • The final section of the course takes in the Stourbridge Road (A449) towards Gospel End and Woodhouse Lane, across Penn Common before re-joining the Penn Road (A449) shortly after 5km to go. From here, it’s a straight run along the Penn Road, before a final challenging section in Wolverhampton city centre passing Market Square, before finishing in West Park.

Women's Route Cycling Time Trial Route

  • The women’s route is shorter than the men’s route, so it does not take in Gornalwood and Himley.
  • Instead, it deviates from the men’s route at Sedgley and the women will cycle along Gospel End Road, before taking in the final section across Penn Common, before re-joining the Penn Road (A449) shortly after 5km to go.
  • From here, it’s a straight run along the Penn Road before a final challenging section in Wolverhampton city centre, before finishing in West Park.

 

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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