Historic parks in Wolverhampton and Warwick, on either side of the centre of Birmingham, will host the start and finish of the road cycling events at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
West Park in Wolverhampton will be the setting for the start and finish of the time trial, while the cycling road race, will start and finish in St Nicholas Park in Warwick.
St Nicholas Park, situated in Warwick town centre, and set in 64 acres with views of the world-famous Warwick Castle will provide a picturesque backdrop for the two road race events.
Approximately 160 cyclists from across the Commonwealth will take part in the men’s and women’s road race events.
Around 80 competitors are expected to take part across the men’s and women’s time trial events, which will start and finish in historic West Park in Wolverhampton, 18 miles north west of Birmingham. Officially opened in 1881, the popular destination is one of England’s finest Victorian parks.
Spectators will be able to line the routes of both courses, giving local people and visitors to each location a fabulous opportunity to view the drama of the races as they unfold.
The routes for both events have not yet been finalised.
Birmingham 2022, organisers of the Games, which will be staged from 28 July to 8 August 2022, has however confirmed that the road race will take place on a Sunday. The exact date and the details for the time trial will be unveiled in the next few weeks, when the full daily schedule for the Games is set to be published.
Other sports that will be hosted in Warwickshire include the lawn bowls and para lawn bowls competition which will be held in Victoria Park in Royal Leamington Spa and the rugby sevens, judo and wrestling competitions which will be held at the Coventry Stadium.
It was also recently announced that some of the athletes and team officials from the 72 nations and territories taking part in the Commonwealth Games will also be staying at a campus village at the University of Warwick. Commonwealth Games Australia is yet to receive details or determine the allocations of sports across the various Games villages.
Find out more on the Birmingham 2002 Commonwealth Games at www.birmingham2022.com
Australian Gold Medallists in Road Cycling at Commonwealth Games
|Road Race||Road Race|
|1990 Kathy Watt||1950 Hector Sutherland|
|1994 Kathy Watt||1974 Clyde Sefton|
|2006 Natalie Bates||1978 Phil Anderson|
|2010 Rochelle Gilmore||1998 Jay Sweet|
|2018 Chloe Hosking||2002 Stuart O’Grady|
|2006 Mathew Hayman|
|2010 Alan Davis|
|2018 Steele von Hoff|
|Individual Road Time Trial||Individual Road Time Trial|
|2006 Oenone Wood||2002 Cadel Evans|
|2018 Katrin Garfoot||2006 Nathan O’Neill|
|2018 Cameron Meyer|
|Road Team Time Trial||Road Team Time Trial|
|1994 Australia (Louise Nolan, Cathy Reardon, Rachel Victor, Kathy Watt)||1994 Australia (Brett Dennis, Henk Vogels, Phil Anderson, Damian McDonald)|