Travel advice for Speedway on Saturday (July 22)

Speedway is returning to the Welsh Capital this Saturday for the Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix.

The racing competition involves riders going around a track on 500cc motorbikes, with no breaks reaching speeds up to 70 MPH. The bikes run on Methanol which is an environmentally friendly fuel.

Compared with previous Speedway events, there will be enhanced security measure in place at Principality Stadium and there are more restrictions on what can or cannot be brought into the event. Further information is available here -

45 000 people are expected to watch the spectacle. The gates will open at 3.30pm and the first race starts at 5.15pm. For the safety of those attending, there will be a small city centre road closure in place for this event.

The following roads will be closed between 3pm until 9.30pm

  • Westgate Street

  • Park Street

  • Scott Road

  • On safety grounds, if it is required, the council is able to close Wood Street, Lower St Mary's Street, with a lane closure on Cowbridge Road East adjacent to Gate 1.

The following roads will be closed between 5pm and 8pm to facilitate the Speedway Fanzone on City Hall lawn

  • King Edward V11 Avenue from the junction with City Hall to the junction with Boulevard de Nantes.

If the event finished at 8pm - the additional road closures will come into place between 7.45pm and 8.45pm:

  • Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Cathedral Road to its junction with Westgate Street.

  • Castle Street, Duke Street and Wood Street.

The Authorities are advising that if there are any safety concerns relating to the queuing system at Cardiff Central Train Station, then Wood Street, Westgate Street, Park Street, Havelock Street, St Mary Street, Penarth Road, Saunders Road and Customhouse Street will remain closed until these issues are resolved.

Can you cycle or walk?

Those that live locally in Cardiff may want to travel by bicycle or walk.Research shows us that 52% of car trips made in the Welsh Capital are less than 5km. This is a distance that can be comfortably cycled in 20 minutes. We also know that 28% of Cardiff residents that currently do not cycle would like to do so. When the roads are congested this makes cycling an even more attractive option as travel by bicycle would be quicker than a car during rush hours or during big events.


There will be a queuing system in place at Cardiff Central Station, please visit:

Cardiff Queen Street station will close shortly before the end of the event, all trains will depart from Cardiff Central Train Station.

All customers are being advised to buy a ticket (return if needed) from the first available ticket dispenser/officeor from the Arriva Trains Wales Ticket appbefore you board the train. Revenue Protection Teams will be operating during this event. As with all large events in Cardiff, all customers are advised to plan ahead

Event Park & Ride - Cardiff City Stadium

The Event Park & Ride is at Cardiff City Stadium (Leckwith).

Cost is £8 if you pre-book £10 payable in cash on the day.

Staff will be available at the car park from 9am, will open with the first bus at 9.30pm and the last bus will leave the pick-up point at 10.30pm.

You can access the park & ride facility by exiting the M4 from Junction 32. The drop off point is Tresilian Way North, at the rear of Cardiff Central Train Station.

Event-Day parking

Sophia Gardens- Event-day parking will be available at Sophia Gardens and will cost £15 in cash on the day. No pre-booking is available.

The car park will be staffed until midnight. To get to Sophia Gardens exit the M4 via junction 32.

Civic Centre- Access to the Civic Centre will be controlled, with access allowed only for event-day parking, loading and access to private car parks. The roads affected include, King Edward V11 Avenue, Museum Avenue, City Hall Road, College Road and Gorsedd Gardens Road. The cost is £15 payable for each car in cash on the day or £12 if you pre-book through -

The car park opens at 8am and closes at midnight

Coach parking

Coach parking is available in the Civic Centre and costs £20 per coach, payable in cash on the day. You can pre-book coach parking through the following link -

Disabled parking

Disabled drivers are advised to use Sophia Gardens. Additional capacity is also available at various private car parks. Please check individual websites for availability.


Buses will be diverted out of the central city centre bus stops. Bus displaced from stops within the closure will relocate to either Churchill Way for the East. Greyfriars Road for the North and Tudor Street for the West. Please visit the various bus operators for changes to their services:

For Cardiff Bus services, please visit

For New Adventure Travel Services, please visit -

For Stagecoach Services, please visit

Shopping Parking

Shoppers are advised to make use of the dedicated Shopping Park & Ride sites at Pentwyn or County Hall.

Or city centre car parks are also available:

North Road Car Parks

St David's Shopping Centre

John Lewis

Capitol Shopping Centre

NCP - Adam Street, Dumfries Place and Greyfriars Road

National Express-National Express coaches will use Sophia Gardens as usual.

Taxis-St Mary Street taxi rank (outside the House of Fraser) will be closed from 6.00pm and will re-open from 11.30pm.

Mill Lane Taxi Rank will not affected and open throughout the day and night.