We are very pleased to be able to announce the route of the Commonwealth Games Road Races in Warwick.
Start / Finish – Myton Fields
Lap Length – 16km
Women’s Race – 7 laps (112km total)
Men’s Race – 10 laps (160km total)
Starting on Myton Road, outside Myton Fields, the course heads on to the Banbury Road, turning north towards Warwick town centre, before taking an immediate left turn onto Jury Street (A429), past the Lord Leycester Hotel and Warwick Town Council, with the Collegiate Church of St Mary’s on the right-hand side, and then onto Warwick High Street.
The course follows this road until a right turn onto Shakespeare Avenue and then a left turn onto Hampton Road (A4189), next to Warwick Racecourse. The cyclists then head out towards Hampton on the Hill and the rural section of the course.
The course passes through the village of Hampton on the Hill. From here the course takes in the more rural roads of Old Budbrooke Road, Church Lane and Ugly Bridge Road, before a right turn to join the Birmingham Road (A4177), with the cyclists heading back towards Warwick.
Taking the left-hand side of the roundabout, the course continues on Birmingham Road (A425) via Priory Road to Emscote Road and all the way past the entrance to Victoria Park in Leamington Spa. The course stays on Princes Drive, passing Victoria Park, the home of the Birmingham 2022 Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls competition, until a right turn at the roundabout onto Myton Road.
The final run into the finish is along Myton Road, past Warwick School and Myton Fields, before a final right at the roundabout.
This final part of the course will cross the River Avon, with a stunning view of Warwick Castle and St Nicholas Park in the final section of the course.
The wording in the key of the map matches the signs you will see during Games time, but this is what they really mean for you:
- No on-road parking: Vehicles must not park on the street.
- No stopping: Vehicles must not stop on the road to wait, load, unload or board and alight passengers, except permit holders.
- Controlled parking: To protect residential roads from spectator parking during events; waiting, loading and parking restrictions will be in place. This means if you live on a controlled parking road you will need a permit to park on the road. These permits will be free and will be issued by your Local Authority, Warwickshire County Council. You will need to display this permit on your windscreen when parking on-street to avoid a fine.
- Permit access only: Protected by a vehicle permit checkpoint (VPC), only permit holders displaying the permit on their windscreen will be allowed to pass. These permits will be free and issued by your Local Authority, Warwickshire County Council.
- Venue load zone: Drop off and pick up points for dedicated Games buses.
- One-way traffic: Vehicles will only be able to travel in one direction on these roads.
- Vehicle permit checkpoint: You will need to show a permit to travel past a vehicle permit checkpoint (VPC) and access the road.
- Secure zone: These areas will have restricted access throughout the Games, they will only be accessible by authorised pass holders or ticket holders on an event day.