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How to find us

Navigate your way to an exciting cycling journey at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester. Our easy-to-find location opens doors to world-class cycling facilities for enthusiasts of all skill levels. Start planning your trip and gear up for an unforgettable experience on the tracks.

You'll find us at Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ
Travelling by Car
  • Spectator parking for large scale events is at The Etihad Campus, Gate 2 in the Blue Car Parks. It is a 10 minute walk away.  
  • Parking for disabled spectators on site is limited, parking will be for blue badge holders only.
Travelling by Bike
  • The Ashton Canal provides a traffic-free route for cyclists from Manchester city centre and Ashton to the Velopark. We have covered bike sheds close to reception for visitors, but you need to bring your own high security lock. If you are just visiting the centre, bikes can be parked for short periods in our lobby area, but still needs locking securely. 
  • Our footbridge crosses the Ashton canal, which is National Route 60, so there are a number of off road routes you can use, some of them only suitable in daylight hours.
Cycling in Manchester
Here you'll find everything you need to know about cycling in your area of Greater Manchester, from maps and route planning to local events and news, on theTfGM Website.

Travelling here by Public Transport:

  • Piccadilly Gardens (Stop D) Service number 216 to Sportcity - journey time 10 minutes.
  • Service numbers 230 and 231 also pass Sportcity.  Alight at the Visitors Centre to Sportcity, and cross Alan Turing Way, to pass through the ASDA Eastlands car park, and cross the Velopark canal bridge. You will see the entrance to National Cycling Centre on your right, after crossing the bridge.
  • If you are attending a major event, then you need to go to the main spectator entrance, which is just past the service road to car park 10.

  • From Ashton-under-Lyne Interchange - Service number 216 to Sportcity - journey time 24 minutes.
  • Alight by City Football Academy, and cross Ashton New Road, to access the National Cycling Centre via the Velopark canal bridge. You will see the entrance to the National Cycling Centre in front of you, after crossing the bridge.

  • The Metrolink stops at Etihad Campus and at our own Metrolink Station - Velopark for National Cycling Centre. Trams to and from Velopark are every 12 minutes, or every 15 minutes after 1700 on Sundays.