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Commonwealth Games

We are proud to welcome the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games to Dudley this summer.

Traffic information

Traffic management measures, road closures and parking restrictions will be in place during the cycling time trials on Thursday 4 August.

Events

Live events are taking place across the borough to celebrate the biggest international sporting event ever to be held in Dudley.

Get set for the Games

Advice, FAQs and support for residents and businesses on preparing for disruption in Dudley borough during the Commonwealth Games.

Cycling time trials

Dudley borough will host part of the men’s and women’s cycling time trials on Thursday 4 August. This exciting event pits riders against each other in a race that they cycle alone against the clock, passing through Sedgley, Dudley and Gornal.

Each rider sets off at minute intervals, enabling them to focus only on achieving the fastest time possible without jostling other competitors for position.

The route will be made up of a 37.4km circuit for men, and a 28.8km circuit for women. Each rider is timed individually, with the fastest rider securing the all-important place on the top step of the podium.

It’s an event that always proves to be one of the most popular at the Games, transforming regular roads into an arena for elite sport and bringing the excitement of a major sporting event to people’s doorsteps.

Spectators are invited to line the route and watch the time trials, which are expected to start at 10am and finish at 4pm. Tickets are not required outside of the starting and finishing area at West Park in Wolverhampton.

The women's individual time trials are scheduled to begin at 10am in Wolverhampton, followed by the men's individual time trials which are scheduled to begin at 12.01pm. For more details, visit the Birmingham 2022 website.

Opportunities at the Games

A wide range of opportunities are available during the Commonwealth Games, including funding for your sports club or community group.

Funding for sports clubs and community groups

Active Black Country are looking for applications from sports clubs and community groups for funding from Sport England and the National Lottery.

The funding is designed to help more communities in the Black Country to get involved in sport and physical activity as part of the legacy of Birmingham 2022.

Eligible community organisations can apply for grants of between £100 and £2500 for their project or event.

The deadline for funding applications is Monday 8 August at 5pm. More details are available on the Active Black Country website.