Team GB's Olympic cyclists to train at Newport

South Wales Argus: TRAINING: Mark Colbourne TRAINING: Mark Colbourne

PARALYMPIC cyclists Mark Colbourne and Jody Cundy will be at the Wales National Velodrome on Sunday, July 8.

The pair, who will compete for the Team GB Paralympic team in London this summer, will be on hand to give cycling tips and sign autographs.

Fans can pre-book to attend drop-in sessions at 11am, 1pm and 3pm to have go on the 250- metre banked track and learn track cycling basics from qualified coaches.

Alternatively, join a Sky Ride trail around Newport. These are suitable for all the family and will leave the Velodrome at 10am, noon and 2pm. Just bring your bike and cycling helmet along. Cycle Tots sessions will also be available between 11am to 2pm for children aged two to five.

To book a track session, call 01633 656757.


A LATER training session with Team GB’s Olympic cycling team has been rescheduled. An open session that was due to take place on July 24 has moved to July 26.

People can watch the cyclists making their final preparations for the Olympic Games at the Wales National Velodrome, Newport, between 2pm and 4pm.

Tickets are available from 9.30am today online at newport.gov.uk/activenewport or by calling Newport City Council’s contact centre on 01633 656656.

Only two tickets per person will be available and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Once you have registered, tickets will be available to collect from the South East Wales Regional Pool at the Newport International Sports Village on the day.

Terms and conditions will apply and you will not be able to film or photograph any of the training session.

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1:24pm Fri 6 Jul 12

VoiceOfDaPort says...

Sky Ride is an excellent program that is well worth giving a go and the rides aren't limited to just going around the track.

So get on your bike and get down to the Velodrome.
Sky Ride is an excellent program that is well worth giving a go and the rides aren't limited to just going around the track. So get on your bike and get down to the Velodrome. VoiceOfDaPort

9:20am Sat 7 Jul 12

rgh says...

Tickets????? To watch practice. Newport people paid for the place! not good enough to host the competitions just for practice. Let them b****r off to London!
Tickets????? To watch practice. Newport people paid for the place! not good enough to host the competitions just for practice. Let them b****r off to London! rgh

9:21am Sat 7 Jul 12

rgh says...

How do people who like cycling so much all have a car each????? Total waste of money!!!!!
How do people who like cycling so much all have a car each????? Total waste of money!!!!! rgh

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