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Commonwealth Games 2022: Your guide for bike events

The 2022 Commonwealth Games kick off in Birmingham this week and bike riding aficionados have plenty to look forward to across its eleven-day span.

The 22nd Games will feature more than 6000 athletes from 54 countries and 18 territories. There are 15 sports events in 2022 and, as with previous years, the Games will feature 4 types of cycling: Road, Track and Para Track, Time Trial and Mountain Biking (MTB).

Over 400 Aussies have travelled to the West Midlands to compete in this year’s Games, the second largest group of athletes ever to take part. Forty of these Aussies are competing in cycling events.

We've pulled together a quick guide with information on each event stream, so you know when and where it is all happening.

ALEXANDER STADIUM

Opening and closing ceremonies

A good Commonwealth Games binge is incomplete without the spirit and spectacle of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

The 2022 opening ceremony will take place at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Friday morning at 4:45 am AEST. The closing ceremony takes place at 5:15 am on 9 August.

LEE VALLEY VELOPARK

Track and para-track cycling

Track events are Australia’s biggest cycling contribution at the Games. There’s a healthy amount of variety across track events, which comprise a diverse mix of tandem, sprint, keirin, scratch race and time trial competitions.

This year we have 27 Aussie cyclists competing across the various competitions.

The track and para-track events will start on Friday 29 July at the Lee Valley Velopark in London, and will continue for 4 days until Monday 1 August.

Friday 29 July
Events schedule (19:00–22:00 local time)
  • Women's Tandem B – Sprint Qualification
  • Women's 4000 m Team Pursuit Qualification
  • Men's 400 0m Team Pursuit Qualification
  • Women's Team Sprint Qualification
  • Women's Tandem B – Sprint Semi-Finals
  • Men's Team Sprint Qualification
Events schedule (1:00–3:30 local time)
  • Women's Tandem B – Sprint Finals
  • Men's Tandem B – 1000 m Time Trial
  • Women's 4000m Team Pursuit Finals
  • Men's Tandem B – 1000 m Medal Ceremony
  • Women's 4000 m Team Pursuit Medal Ceremony
  • Men's 4000 m Team Pursuit Finals
  • Women's Tandem B – Sprint Medal Ceremony
  • Men's 4000 m Team Pursuit Medal Ceremony
  • Women's Team Sprint Finals
  • Men's Team Sprint Finals
  • Women's Team Sprint Medal Ceremony
  • Men's Team Sprint Medal Ceremony
Saturday 30 July
Events schedule (19:00–22:45 local time)
  • Women's Sprint Qualification
  • Women's 3000 m Individual Pursuit Qualification
  • Womens Sprint 1/8 Finals
  • Womens Sprint Quarter-Finals
  • Men's 4000 m Individual Pursuit Qualification
Events schedule (1:00–4:00 local time)
  • Men's Keirin Round 1
  • Womens Sprint Semi-Finals
  • Women's 3000 m Individual Pursuit Finals
  • Men's Keirin Round 1 Repechage
  • Women's 3000 m Individual Pursuit Medal Ceremony
  • Men's 4000 m Individual Pursuit Finals
  • Men's Keirin Round 2
  • Women's Sprint Finals
  • Men's 4000 m Individual Pursuit Medal Ceremony
  • Men's Keirin Finals (7–12 & 16)
  • Men's Keirin Medal Ceremony
  • Women's Sprint Medal Ceremony
Sunday 31 July
Events schedule (19:00–22:00 local time)
  • Men's Sprint Qualification
  • Men's Tandem B – Sprint Qualification
  • Men's Sprint 1/8 Finals
  • Men's Tandem B – Sprint Semi-Finals
  • Men's Sprint Quarter-Finals
  • Men's 15 km Scratch Race Qualification
Events schedule (0:00–4:30 local time)
  • Men's Tandem B Sprint Finals
  • Men's Sprint Semi-Finals
  • Women's Tandem B – 1000 m Time Trial Final
  • Women's 25 km Points Race Final
  • Women's 500 m Time Trial Final
  • Men's Sprint Finals
  • Women's Tandem B – 1000 m Time Trial Medal Ceremony
  • Men's Tandem B – Sprint Medal Ceremony
  • Women's 25 km Points Race Medal Ceremony
  • Women's 500 m Time Trial Medal Ceremony
  • Men's 15 km Scratch Race Final
  • Men's Sprint Medal Ceremony
  • Men's 15 km Scratch Race Medal Ceremony
Monday 1 August
Events schedule (23:00–4:00 local time)
  • Women's Keirin Round 1
  • Men's 40 km Points Race Qualification
  • Women's Keirin Round 1 Repechage
  • Men's 1000 m Time Trial Final
  • Women's Keirin Round 2
  • Men's 1000 m Time Trial Medal Ceremony
  • Women's 10 km Scratch Race Final
  • Women's Keirin Finals (7–12 & 1–6)
  • Women's 10 km Scratch Race Medal Ceremony
  • Men's 40 km Points Race Final
  • Women's Keirin Medal Ceremony
  • Men's 40 km Points Race Medal Ceremony
More info

CANNOCK CHASE FOREST

Mountain biking

Since its debut in Manchester 2002, the cross country MTB event has been challenging riders across the world to traverse their way through the toughest of terrains in record times.

Both men and women's MTB events will be held on Wednesday 3 August between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm at Cannock Chase Forest, north of Birmingham. Australia has 3 competitors in MTB events this year.

Wednesday 3 August
Events schedule (20:30–1:00 local time)
  • Men's Cross Country Final
  • Men's Cross Country Medal Ceremony
  • Women's Cross Country Final
  • Women's Cross Country Medal Ceremony
More info

WEST PARK

Time trial

Always a popular event at the Games, the time trial sees riders racing against the clock to achieve the fastest times.  

The event will take place on Thursday 4 August at the historic West Park in Wolverhampton north-east of Birmingham. The routes comprise a 37 km circuit for men, and a 29 km circuit for women.

Thursday 4 August
Events schedule (19:00–1:00 local time)
  • Women's Time Trial Final
  • Women's Time Trial Medal Ceremony
  • Men's Time Trial Final
  • Men's Time Trial Medal Ceremony
More info

WARWICK

Road race

The road cycling event this year will be held on the penultimate day of the Games (7 August) and will run between the scenic townships of Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa.

Australia has 10 cyclists competing in the 2022 Road Race event. It's bound to be an interesting one!

Sunday 7 August
Events schedule (17:00–2:00 local time)
  • Women's Road Race Final
  • Women's Road Race Medal Ceremony
  • Men's Road Race Final
  • Men's Road Race Medal Ceremony
More info

Watching the games

Channel Seven is the host broadcaster of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Coverage begins every night at 7 pm (AEST) on 30 channels across Seven and 7plus.

Be sure to bear in mind any time zone differences between Australia and the UK.

The app and website are free.

Happy watching!

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