Your guide to Gold Coast 2018

Your guide to Gold Coast 2018

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Gold Coast has welcomed more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories and event cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville, to share in the celebration of sport, entertainment and culture.

Taking place between the 4-15th April, the largest sporting event to be staged in Australia this decade, GC2018 will feature the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history, comprising 18 sports and seven para-sports.

Who's riding for Wales?

20 riders will compete for Wales across three disciplines of Road, Track and Mountain Bike.

  • 1 male Para-cyclist and 1 pilot
  •  2 female sprint riders
  •  1 male sprint rider
  •  7 female endurance riders
  •  8 male endurance riders

Para-Cycling: James Ball, Piloted by Pete Mitchell

Sprint: Rachel James, Ellie Coster, Lewis Oliva

Women's endurance: Elinor Barker, Megan Barker, Ciara Horne, Hayley Jones, Manon Lloyd, Jess Roberts, Dani Rowe

Men's endurance: Rhys Britton, Sam Harrison, Joe Holt, Dylan Kerfoot-Robson, Pete Kibble, Luke Rowe, Jon Mould, Ethan Vernon

When will the cycling events take place?


Thursday 5th April, Friday 6th April, Saturday 7th April and Sunday 8th April

full schedule and UK times


Time Trial – Tuesday 10th April

Road Race –Saturday 14th April

full schedule and UK times

Mountain Bike

Thursday 12th April

full schedule and UK times

Where can we find the results?

You can find all individual races and results here.

*Riders competing in each races will be announced before 4th April.

Daily updates will appear on the Welsh Cycling website and social media @WelshCycling.

You can also follow the action by following @TeamWales @GC2018 and @GoldcoastWales with the hashtag #GC2018.

How can we watch the Commonwealth Games from the UK?

BBC Sport will deliver more than 200 hours coverage between 4-15 April across TV, radio, the BBC Sport website and mobile app.

You can follow live coverage from around midnight UK time on BBC One, BBC Red Button and BBC Two, with highlight programmes showcasing the best of the day's events on BBC Two and BBC Four and a catch-up service available on the BBC Red Button.

There will also be further live streams on Connected TV, the BBC Sport website and app, with full listings available once the competition gets under way, while BBC Radio 5 live will also provide live commentary from Australia.

Daily programmes will include:
Live coverage
Today at the Games
Commonwealth Games Extra

Full time-table

Glasgow 2014

The 2014 Commonwealth Games saw Team Wales take home 36 medals, 5 of which were Cycling.

Geraint Thomas won Bronze for Wales in the Men's Road Time Trial, as well as Gold in the Men's Road Race.

Bronze – Matt Ellis, Men’s Tandem 1km time trial B

Silver for Elinor Barker in the 25km Points Race and Bronze in the 25km Scratch Race.

Inspiring Wales to Cycle

Welsh Cycling are proud of the achievements of our athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games. We are passionate about getting people on bikes and hope the Commonwealth Games will inspire more people in Wales to participate in cycling. 

Cycling Taster Sessions