Commonwealth Games: Date set for time trial event in Wolverhampton

A date for when Wolverhampton will host the Commonwealth Games cycling time trial event has officially been set.

On Thursday, August 4 2022, around 90 competitors are expected in West Park to take part across the men’s and women’s events.

The historic city park will be the start and finish location of the trial.

Birmingham 2022 announced last month that Wolverhampton had been chosen as a venue and today they have unveiled the schedule that confirms which sports will be held on each day of the competition.

Leader of City of Wolverhampton Council, Cllr Ian Brookfield, said: “We were thrilled that Wolverhampton was chosen to host the start and finish of the cycling time trial for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – and now we can put the date of the race in our diaries.

“What a great event this promises to be and what a beautiful location to host it in. People from across the world will be watching us and this is a wonderful opportunity to show them what our city has to offer.

“It’s been quite the day for exciting announcements, with the news of our fantastic new music festival, Creation Day, which is also set to take place in West Park.

“These are just two examples of our commitment to relighting our city. By hosting world-class events, we are aiming to attract thousands of visitors to Wolverhampton as a destination.”

Birmingham 2022’s chief executive officer, Ian Reid, said: “We’re extremely excited to be unveiling the daily schedule as we know that this will make the Games much more real for everyone, now that they can see exactly which sports will be taking place on each day.

“I’d like to thank all of the international and national governing bodies who have been working closely with us to ensure that we created an exciting schedule which also provides all competitors with the maximum period of recovery possible during what will be an action-packed summer of sport in 2022.”