Commonwealth Games 2022: Road Race and Time Trial routes

The time trial heads through Wolverhampton, while Warwick hosts the road race

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Both the road race and time trial at the 2022 Commonwealth Games take place within the West Midlands and the surrounding area of Birmingham. 

The men's and women's time trial begins in West Park, Wolverhampton on Thursday 4 August 2022, heading out in a loop before finishing back within the city. The loop will see the riders take in Dudley's historic castle, plus parts of Staffordshire. The women will tackle a 29 kilometre route, whereas the men's course is slightly longer at 37 kilometres.

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The route for the men's and women's time trials - the men's route is extended with the red line

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On 7 August, the men's road race will see the riders tackle 160 kilometres over ten laps of the course in Warwick. The women will cover seven laps of the course totalling 112 kilometres in what could prove to be a gruelling afternoon of racing.

Starting and finishing in Warwick's St Nicholas Park, the riders will then head through Leamington Spa and Hampton Hill, before crossing over the River Avon with views of Warwick Castle. 

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The route for both the men's and women's road races

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When the routes were announced last year, the Games' director of sport, Matt Kidson, said: "These routes will help to profile some fantastic landmarks from across the region and showcase the West Midlands and Warwickshire to the world."

Councillor Steve Evans, cabinet member for city environment and climate change, added: “We are really looking forward to seeing the Commonwealth Games cycling time trial start and finish at Wolverhampton’s spectacular West Park.

“Having such a high-profile race travel through the city centre and along some of our main residents can expect to enjoy in Wolverhampton which is proud to be part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.”

Amanda Tomlinson, chair of the Active Black Country board, said: “We are delighted to have worked with our Black Country and Birmingham 2022 partners to bring the cycling time trial to Wolverhampton and the wider area.

“The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is already proving to be a real catalyst for encouraging more people to get physically active.

“Hopefully this news will encourage people across the Black Country to get on their bikes and explore their local area.”

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