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HSBC UK National Cycling Centre / 0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Here at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre, we love bikes, and we're not ashamed to say.

We’re home to the World’s busiest and fastest Velodrome, the best indoor BMX track in the world, and a unique city based urban Mountain Bike trails and Skillszone!

We’re here to provide the best experience for everyone - whether it’s riding a bike, racing or watching - and to help you enjoy riding your bike, whatever your level.

We're also proud that the headquarters for British Cycling are located here with us in Manchester. For information on British Cycling click here.

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Venue Details

Contact Details
Stuart Street
Manchester
M114DQ
0161 223 2244 (opt.3)
nccadmin@eastlandstrust.org


Opening Times

Monday-Sunday 7:30-22:00

    Facilities

    Activities

    Prices

    Travel

Accessible

Accessible Toilets

BMX

Cafe

Car Parking

Group Changing

Lockers

Meeting & Rooms

Multi-Sports Hall

Restaurant

Single Sex Changing

Trail

Velodrome

Vending

Viewing Area

WiFi

Badminton

Basketball

BMX

Cycling

Futsal

Mountain Biking

Netball

Outdoor BMX

Racket Sports

Track Cycling

Wattbike

VELODROME

Price £

Accreditation Stage 1 Midweek

12.40

Accreditation Stage 1 Weekend

17.50

Accreditation (Stage 3 & 4)

18.60

Accreditation (Stage 2)

14.50

Regular Riders

12.40

SQT, SQT Madison, A&B, B

13.00

SQT Derny, Sprint & Discipline

15.50

Sprint Efforts

13.00

Vets SQT & B SQT

13.00

Taster (Stage 1) Midweek

12.40

Taster (Stage 1) Weekend

17.50

Womens Taster (Stage 1) Midweek

12.40

Womens Taster (Stage 1) Weekend

17.50

Family Taster

12.40

Junior Taster Session

12.40

Urban Expression

3.00

Watt Bike Casual

3.70

Watt Bike H.I.T.T

9.00

Watt Class

4.80

Watt Bike Session

31.00

Watt Bike Session coached

62.00

Badminton

6.50

Basketball

33.00

BMX

Access BMX

3.00

BMX Accelerated Induction

13.00

BMX Gates & Progression

8.50

BMX Race Skills

7.00

BMX Rider

8.50

Mini BMXer

5.50

Intro 2 BMX, Intro 2 Start Hill

8.50

Urban Rider

30.00

Outdoor Try BMX

8.50

Outdoor Balance Bikes

5.00

Outdoor BMX Progression

8.50

Outdoor Race Skills

3.50

Balance Bikes

5.50

Balance Bikes

5.50

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Scorpions MTB Club

5.50

1-2-1 MTB Session

60.00

Essential Core MTB Skills

125.00

Learn to Ride

5.50

TRACK CENTRE

Badminton per court 1hr

6.50

Per Court 1 hr (netball, basketball, korfball)

33.00

Full Court 1 hr (Futsal, handball genral use)

65.00

Bike

The Ashton Canal provides a traffic-free route for cyclists from Manchester city centre and Ashton.

Our new footbridge crosses the Ashton canal, which is National Route 60, so there are a number of off road routes you can use, some of  only suitable in daylight.

Bus

From Manchester: Piccadilly Gardens (Stop D) Service number 216 to Etihad - journey time 10 minutes.

Service numbers 235 and 237 also pass Sportcity...needs updating with stops and new bridge to CFA

From Ashton: Ashton Bus Station - Service number 216 - journey time 24 minutes.

Alight by MCFC Training ground, and cross Ashton New Road, to access the NCC via the canal bridge.

Tram

We have our own Metrolink Station - Velopark. Trams to and from Velopark every 12 minutes, or every 15 minutes after 1700 on Sundays.

The excellent Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) website contains route planners, to find your way from anywhere in Manchester, as well as downloadable timetables.

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What's on at HSBC UK National Cycling Centre

Friday, 24/03/2017

Morning (06-12:00)

Manchester Futsal

Various dates and times, Please contact Manchester Futsal for further information and costs

National Cycling Centre
M114DQ

Friday,
09:00:00

01614921874

SQT Vets and B

These are excellent introductory training sessions for riders who have just gained their accreditation. The sessions continue to improve your track skills and build your track fitness.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
10:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Velodrome Regular Riders

Lapping in groups for upto an hour – a great way to keep fit, socialise, or to get regular track time whilst working through the Accreditation Stages. Riders can join and leave their group to allow for drinks and rest breaks. Sometimes 2 groups are formed, the session coach will instruct on protocols around this to ensure the safety of all riders.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
12:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Afternoon (13-17:00)

Velodrome Taster Session Midweek

This is an introductory session for newcomers to riding the Velodrome Track. This is a fully coached session where you will be taught basic track skills during the session. This will include setting off and stopping safely, and riding on the track at the same time as other riders. There can be up to 16 riders on a taster session.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
13:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Velodrome Family Taster

Introductory track cycling session for newcomers to the Velodrome. Riders must be 9yrs+ with an adult or 12yrs+. Fully coached session, bike and helmet provided, where you will be taught basic track skills. Including setting off and stopping safely, and riding on the track at the same time as other riders.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
17:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

HSBC UK BMX National Series Practice Session

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
17:20:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Evening (18-22:00)

Velodrome Accreditation Stage 2

The Stage 2 sessions are designed to further develop your track riding skills with other riders. Throughout these sessions you will ride with other riders in groups in order to complete drills set out by the coach. The sessions comprise of a range of drills and routines that are designed to build track riding confidence, competence and make you a safer track cyclist. Example routines include “chain gang”, ”lumps and bumps” and “stacking”, different drills are used at sessions and it is recommended to spend time working at these skills before being assessed for the next level in the accreditation process. Pass the Taster Improver and you will be able to proceed to stage 3 on the Track Accreditation Pathway.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
18:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Saturday, 25/03/2017

Morning (06-12:00)

Eastlands and Sportcity Velo Intermediate

Once riders have learned basic track cycling skills on Mondays, the next step is our Saturday morning session. Riders learn more skills and the art of track racing. Progression through the Saturday sessions leads to Track Accreditiation, enabling youth riders to take part in track racing leagues, such as the ACT Monday night track league. Before you come to this session, you must have completed the Monday beginner’s course.

National Cycling Centre
M114DQ

Saturday,
08:00:00

01612232244

Scorpions MTB Club

Please contact National Cycling Centre For further Details

National Cycling Centre
M114DQ

Saturday,
11:00:00

01612232244

SQT A and B

These sessions will further develop technique, skill and fitness. Progress from the “B” session once you have got some track speed. Note: Tuesday Evenings in Winter the emphasis is much more towards 'A' and 'B's aspiring to be 'A' riders.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Saturday,
11:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Evening (18-22:00)

Manchester Wheelers

Please Contact Club for further details

National Cycling Centre
M114DQ

Saturday,
20:00:00

please email

Velodrome Taster Session Weekend

This is an introductory session for newcomers to riding the Velodrome Track. This is a fully coached session where you will be taught basic track skills during the session. This will include setting off and stopping safely, and riding on the track at the same time as other riders. There can be up to 16 riders on a taster session.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Saturday,
21:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Sunday, 26/03/2017

Morning (06-12:00)

Velodrome Taster Session Weekend

This is an introductory session for newcomers to riding the Velodrome Track. This is a fully coached session where you will be taught basic track skills during the session. This will include setting off and stopping safely, and riding on the track at the same time as other riders. There can be up to 16 riders on a taster session.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Sunday,
08:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Evening (18-22:00)

SQT A and B

These sessions will further develop technique, skill and fitness. Progress from the “B” session once you have got some track speed. Note: Tuesday Evenings in Winter the emphasis is much more towards 'A' and 'B's aspiring to be 'A' riders.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Sunday,
18:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Monday, 27/03/2017

Morning (06-12:00)

Velodrome Taster Session Midweek

This is an introductory session for newcomers to riding the Velodrome Track. This is a fully coached session where you will be taught basic track skills during the session. This will include setting off and stopping safely, and riding on the track at the same time as other riders. There can be up to 16 riders on a taster session.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Monday,
08:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Velodrome Taster Session Midweek

This is an introductory session for newcomers to riding the Velodrome Track. This is a fully coached session where you will be taught basic track skills during the session. This will include setting off and stopping safely, and riding on the track at the same time as other riders. There can be up to 16 riders on a taster session.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Monday,
12:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Afternoon (13-17:00)

Velodrome Taster Session Midweek

This is an introductory session for newcomers to riding the Velodrome Track. This is a fully coached session where you will be taught basic track skills during the session. This will include setting off and stopping safely, and riding on the track at the same time as other riders. There can be up to 16 riders on a taster session.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Monday,
17:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Intro 2 BMX

Intro 2 BMX is the first step on the BMX Pathway. Those new to BMX will have a gentle introduction to the BMX by starting out on the flat and learning basic riding skills that apply to BMX. Beginner riders can then move onto the track and learn basic BMX techniques such as pumping before moving onto full laps of the track under coaches instruction at all times. The start hill and gates will NOT be ridden on this session. The session will concentrate on confidence building, BMX basic skills and National Cycling Centre BMX track etiquette. Riders will be assessed on these and other criteria such as group riding and braking. Once riders can execute the basic techniques the coach will pass them through to the next stage - a BMX Start Hill. Riders will be given a *BMX Starter membership allowing them to attend a *BMX Start Hill.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Monday,
17:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Evening (18-22:00)

Intro 2 Start Hill

Riders will have successfully completed the Intro 2 BMX session/s and have been assessed as ready to take part in a BMX starter session with a BMX starter membership Riders will have good knowledge of track etiquette and are able to ride a BMX bike competently around full laps of the track. BMX Start Hill sessions will focus more - on braking and controlled riding to ensure that riders are ready for the start hill. Riders will have the opportunity to try the start hill and gates under the watchful eye of the coaching team. Coaches will ensure that riders can safely descend the start hill. There will be more focus on group riding from the start hill to better prepare -riders for the intensity of the sessions within the Progression strand of the BMX Pathway. Riders will further be assessed on different criteria, including more on BMX Track etiquette, start hill technique and group riding. Those who are not comfortable or ready for the start hill can be advised to return to riding the Intro 2 BMX session until they feel they are confident to try the start hill. Once riders have passed the necessary criteria they will then become ‘Progressed’ and will have access to the following sessions: BMX Rider, Progression & Race Skills. Coaches will best advise the rider as to which session to attend based on their ability and the outcome to which they look to achieve i.e. racing or recreation

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Monday,
18:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Simple Netball

Netball League Monday & Wednesday evenings, please contact Simple Netball direct for further details

National Cycling Centre
M114DQ

Monday,
18:00:00

07779642041

Eastlands and Sportcity Velo Beginners

Everyone starts at our Monday evening beginner’s session. This is for riders from 10 to 15 years of age and runs every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 6pm. Places are limited and must be booked in advance via eastlandsvelo@hotmail.com

National Cycling Centre
M114DQ

Monday,
18:00:00

01612232244

BMX Progression

Intense coaching session concentrating on 1 or 2 BMX skills with the opportunity to attend numerous sessions covering skills and techniques to progress you as a rider. You do not have to be racing BMX to attend these sessions, but for those new to racing they will aid your progression. Techniques covered include pumping, manuals, jumping, advanced cornering and pedalling, gates and much more.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Monday,
19:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Tuesday, 28/03/2017

Morning (06-12:00)

Velodrome Taster Session Midweek

This is an introductory session for newcomers to riding the Velodrome Track. This is a fully coached session where you will be taught basic track skills during the session. This will include setting off and stopping safely, and riding on the track at the same time as other riders. There can be up to 16 riders on a taster session.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Tuesday,
08:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

SQT Vets and B

These are excellent introductory training sessions for riders who have just gained their accreditation. The sessions continue to improve your track skills and build your track fitness.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Tuesday,
10:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Velodrome Regular Riders

Lapping in groups for upto an hour – a great way to keep fit, socialise, or to get regular track time whilst working through the Accreditation Stages. Riders can join and leave their group to allow for drinks and rest breaks. Sometimes 2 groups are formed, the session coach will instruct on protocols around this to ensure the safety of all riders.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Tuesday,
12:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Afternoon (13-17:00)

SQT A and B

These sessions will further develop technique, skill and fitness. Progress from the “B” session once you have got some track speed. Note: Tuesday Evenings in Winter the emphasis is much more towards 'A' and 'B's aspiring to be 'A' riders.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Tuesday,
17:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

BMX Rider

BMX Rider is for those progressed from an Intro 2 Start Hill, but do not feel they are ready for the more intense coaching of a Progression or Race Skills session. Riders will be able to ride full laps of the track including start hill and coaches will start to move away from the Intro sessions format and look into more advanced skills, but in a more relaxed and fun environment. The session will continue to look at track etiquette, group riding and BMX skills such as pumping, but will also introduce riders to race related skills such as advanced cornering, manuals, jumping and sprint work. Riders will also spend at least 20 minutes of the session ‘free riding’. This will be an opportunity for riders to see how a gates session runs and also how to move around the track within a gates environment. Coaches will still be on hand to advise and supervise.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Tuesday,
17:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Evening (18-22:00)

Access BMX

Access BMX is a disability inclusive session (physical & learning) which uses BMX, MTB & some adapted bikes. The session will use the sprint straight for a warm up before going on to the 3rd/4th straight should the riders wish to do so. The adapted bikes can also be used on this part of the track. The session is run by 2 qualified coaches and volunteers.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Tuesday,
18:30:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Velodrome Womens Taster Session Midweek

Introductory track cycling session, women only, for newcomers to the Velodrome. Riders must be 12yrs+. Fully coached session, bike and helmet provided, where you will be taught basic track skills. Including setting off and stopping safely, and riding on the track at the same time as other riders.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Tuesday,
19:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Manchester Badminton

Community badminton session. Please contact organisation directly for further details

National Cycling Centre
M114DQ

Tuesday,
19:00:00

07967333111

Wednesday, 29/03/2017

Morning (06-12:00)

Balance Bikes

For 2-5 yrs, sessions run by 2 members of the NCC team, at least one British Cycling Level 2 BMX qualified coach. Session will focus on fun for your little one, adapted to each individual child’s needs. At the start, the coach will ask if anyone is new and advise parent/guardian stays until their confidence has grown. All parents/guardians are encouraged to help their child.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Wednesday,
10:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Velodrome Taster Session Midweek

This is an introductory session for newcomers to riding the Velodrome Track. This is a fully coached session where you will be taught basic track skills during the session. This will include setting off and stopping safely, and riding on the track at the same time as other riders. There can be up to 16 riders on a taster session.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Wednesday,
12:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Afternoon (13-17:00)

Velodrome Regular Riders

Lapping in groups for upto an hour – a great way to keep fit, socialise, or to get regular track time whilst working through the Accreditation Stages. Riders can join and leave their group to allow for drinks and rest breaks. Sometimes 2 groups are formed, the session coach will instruct on protocols around this to ensure the safety of all riders.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Wednesday,
17:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Race Skills

A great place to meet friends, have fun and learn the techniques of how to race BMX and encourage riders to take part in BMX racing, with sessions regularly being followed by a fun race. Riders who wish to progress into Club, Regional and National level racing can gain advice from the coaches about when to, and how to, approach taking up the sport - key to young rider’s development.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Wednesday,
17:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Evening (18-22:00)

PRI - Podium Fitness

Club sessions can be booked, either with or without a coach. Please contact reception for details. FREE RIDE - If you just want to get on a Wattbike and give it a go outside of a structured class or club session, you can 'free ride' for £3.70 per hour.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Wednesday,
18:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Eastlands and Sportcity Velo Advanced

Invitation only for riders progressing from Saturdays. Wednesday sessions are challenging right from the warm-up and teach riders advanced techniques and develop fitness and stamina and targeted at specific skills, for example sprint sessions or Madison racing. These sessions are restricted to Accredited riders, subject to invitation by Eastlands and Sportcity Velo coaches.

National Cycling Centre
M114DQ

Wednesday,
18:00:00

01612232244

Manchester BMX

To attend our Wednesday night session you MUST be a club member and have your own equipment. Please contact MBMX club for further more details http://www.manchesterbmx.co.uk/

National Cycling Centre
M114DQ

Wednesday,
19:00:00

01612232244

CLU - Mobberlies

Club sessions can be booked, either with or without a coach. Please contact reception for details. FREE RIDE - If you just want to get on a Wattbike and give it a go outside of a structured class or club session, you can 'free ride' for £3.70 per hour.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Wednesday,
20:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Thursday, 30/03/2017

Morning (06-12:00)

Velodrome Regular Riders

Lapping in groups for upto an hour – a great way to keep fit, socialise, or to get regular track time whilst working through the Accreditation Stages. Riders can join and leave their group to allow for drinks and rest breaks. Sometimes 2 groups are formed, the session coach will instruct on protocols around this to ensure the safety of all riders.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Thursday,
08:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Velodrome Accreditation Stage 1 Midweek

For riders who’ve ridden three or more Taster sessions and are now looking to learn the craft of track riding to become an accredited rider. This session is fully coached and will introduce group riding and track control skills to prepare riders for Stage 2. This session involves assessment and riders will only be put through to Stage 2 when the coaches feel they are ready for the next level of learning.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Thursday,
12:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Afternoon (13-17:00)

BMX Progression

Intense coaching session concentrating on 1 or 2 BMX skills with the opportunity to attend numerous sessions covering skills and techniques to progress you as a rider. You do not have to be racing BMX to attend these sessions, but for those new to racing they will aid your progression. Techniques covered include pumping, manuals, jumping, advanced cornering and pedalling, gates and much more.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Thursday,
17:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Velodrome Junior Taster Session

Introductory track cycling session for new juniors to the Velodrome. Riders must be 9-15yrs+. Fully coached session, bike and helmet provided, where you will be taught basic track skills. Including setting off and stopping safely, and riding on the track at the same time as other riders.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Thursday,
17:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Evening (18-22:00)

SQT B

These are excellent introductory training sessions for riders who have just gained their accreditation. The sessions continue to improve your track skills and build your track fitness.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Thursday,
18:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Intro 2 BMX

Intro 2 BMX is the first step on the BMX Pathway. Those new to BMX will have a gentle introduction to the BMX by starting out on the flat and learning basic riding skills that apply to BMX. Beginner riders can then move onto the track and learn basic BMX techniques such as pumping before moving onto full laps of the track under coaches instruction at all times. The start hill and gates will NOT be ridden on this session. The session will concentrate on confidence building, BMX basic skills and National Cycling Centre BMX track etiquette. Riders will be assessed on these and other criteria such as group riding and braking. Once riders can execute the basic techniques the coach will pass them through to the next stage - a BMX Start Hill. Riders will be given a *BMX Starter membership allowing them to attend a *BMX Start Hill.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Thursday,
18:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Intro 2 Start Hill

Riders will have successfully completed the Intro 2 BMX session/s and have been assessed as ready to take part in a BMX starter session with a BMX starter membership Riders will have good knowledge of track etiquette and are able to ride a BMX bike competently around full laps of the track. BMX Start Hill sessions will focus more - on braking and controlled riding to ensure that riders are ready for the start hill. Riders will have the opportunity to try the start hill and gates under the watchful eye of the coaching team. Coaches will ensure that riders can safely descend the start hill. There will be more focus on group riding from the start hill to better prepare -riders for the intensity of the sessions within the Progression strand of the BMX Pathway. Riders will further be assessed on different criteria, including more on BMX Track etiquette, start hill technique and group riding. Those who are not comfortable or ready for the start hill can be advised to return to riding the Intro 2 BMX session until they feel they are confident to try the start hill. Once riders have passed the necessary criteria they will then become ‘Progressed’ and will have access to the following sessions: BMX Rider, Progression & Race Skills. Coaches will best advise the rider as to which session to attend based on their ability and the outcome to which they look to achieve i.e. racing or recreation

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Thursday,
19:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Manchester Handball

Please contact Manchester Handball for further details

National Cycling Centre
M114DQ

Thursday,
19:00:00

please email

Man Tri Club

Please contact Club for further details and costs

National Cycling Centre
M114DQ

Thursday,
20:00:00

see website

Friday, 31/03/2017

Morning (06-12:00)

SQT Vets and B

These are excellent introductory training sessions for riders who have just gained their accreditation. The sessions continue to improve your track skills and build your track fitness.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
10:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Velodrome Regular Riders

Lapping in groups for upto an hour – a great way to keep fit, socialise, or to get regular track time whilst working through the Accreditation Stages. Riders can join and leave their group to allow for drinks and rest breaks. Sometimes 2 groups are formed, the session coach will instruct on protocols around this to ensure the safety of all riders.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
12:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Afternoon (13-17:00)

Velodrome Taster Session Midweek

This is an introductory session for newcomers to riding the Velodrome Track. This is a fully coached session where you will be taught basic track skills during the session. This will include setting off and stopping safely, and riding on the track at the same time as other riders. There can be up to 16 riders on a taster session.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
13:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Velodrome Family Taster

Introductory track cycling session for newcomers to the Velodrome. Riders must be 9yrs+ with an adult or 12yrs+. Fully coached session, bike and helmet provided, where you will be taught basic track skills. Including setting off and stopping safely, and riding on the track at the same time as other riders.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
17:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Intro 2 BMX

Intro 2 BMX is the first step on the BMX Pathway. Those new to BMX will have a gentle introduction to the BMX by starting out on the flat and learning basic riding skills that apply to BMX. Beginner riders can then move onto the track and learn basic BMX techniques such as pumping before moving onto full laps of the track under coaches instruction at all times. The start hill and gates will NOT be ridden on this session. The session will concentrate on confidence building, BMX basic skills and National Cycling Centre BMX track etiquette. Riders will be assessed on these and other criteria such as group riding and braking. Once riders can execute the basic techniques the coach will pass them through to the next stage - a BMX Start Hill. Riders will be given a *BMX Starter membership allowing them to attend a *BMX Start Hill.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
17:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Evening (18-22:00)

Velodrome Accreditation Stage 2

The Stage 2 sessions are designed to further develop your track riding skills with other riders. Throughout these sessions you will ride with other riders in groups in order to complete drills set out by the coach. The sessions comprise of a range of drills and routines that are designed to build track riding confidence, competence and make you a safer track cyclist. Example routines include “chain gang”, ”lumps and bumps” and “stacking”, different drills are used at sessions and it is recommended to spend time working at these skills before being assessed for the next level in the accreditation process. Pass the Taster Improver and you will be able to proceed to stage 3 on the Track Accreditation Pathway.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
18:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Intro 2 Start Hill

Riders will have successfully completed the Intro 2 BMX session/s and have been assessed as ready to take part in a BMX starter session with a BMX starter membership Riders will have good knowledge of track etiquette and are able to ride a BMX bike competently around full laps of the track. BMX Start Hill sessions will focus more - on braking and controlled riding to ensure that riders are ready for the start hill. Riders will have the opportunity to try the start hill and gates under the watchful eye of the coaching team. Coaches will ensure that riders can safely descend the start hill. There will be more focus on group riding from the start hill to better prepare -riders for the intensity of the sessions within the Progression strand of the BMX Pathway. Riders will further be assessed on different criteria, including more on BMX Track etiquette, start hill technique and group riding. Those who are not comfortable or ready for the start hill can be advised to return to riding the Intro 2 BMX session until they feel they are confident to try the start hill. Once riders have passed the necessary criteria they will then become ‘Progressed’ and will have access to the following sessions: BMX Rider, Progression & Race Skills. Coaches will best advise the rider as to which session to attend based on their ability and the outcome to which they look to achieve i.e. racing or recreation

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
18:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

BMX Progression

Intense coaching session concentrating on 1 or 2 BMX skills with the opportunity to attend numerous sessions covering skills and techniques to progress you as a rider. You do not have to be racing BMX to attend these sessions, but for those new to racing they will aid your progression. Techniques covered include pumping, manuals, jumping, advanced cornering and pedalling, gates and much more.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
19:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Gates

Gates sessions are only for riders who have been accredited by an NCC Coach. If you haven’t gone through one of our accreditation processes then you cannot ride. Riders will be able to ride full or half laps of the track from designated entry and exit points. Gates will be in operation 15 minutes after the start time until 15 minutes before the session ends. Riders can still roll in from the Start Hill while the gates are not in use. The first and second straight SX lines will not be in use on an NCC Gates session, nor will the use of the SX start hill.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
20:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)

Accelerated Induction BMX

An Accelerated Induction is an assessment of a rider’s ability with the chance of fast track accreditation. Riders will be assessed on multiple criteria such as track etiquette and particularly their ability to ride within a group. The Accelerated Induction will take place within the Gates session. Riders wanting to participate in an Accelerated Induction must already be racing BMX and hold a current BC Race Licence.

Stuart Street
M11 4DQ

Friday,
20:00:00

0161 223 2244 (opt.3)