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Manchester Velodrome is an internationally renowned venue for track cycling and other major sporting events. The Centre was developed as a joint venture between the English Sports Council, Manchester City Council and the British Cycling Federation and is one of only two facilities in the country to be awarded British Olympic Association Accreditation. The track was designed and built by R V Webb Ltd, the track surface is supported by approximately 380 trusses upon which 80 kilometres of 40mm square Siberian pine is laid. The venue area has permanent seating for 3,500 spectators, hospitality boxes and facilities for VIPs, officials and media. It also provides management accommodation, competitor, spectator and technical services and extensive car and coach parking.

The venue hosted the World Track Cycling Championships in 1996 and hosted the 2000 Championships in October of that year.



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National Cycling Centre
Street address

National Cycling Centre
Stuart Street
Manchester M11 4DQ

Public transportation

Nearest railway station:

Manchester Piccadilly (one mile away). Free shuttle bus to Sportcity

Bus routes:

Travelling here from Manchester City Centre:

Shuttle Bus: Daytime service runs at least every five minutes, evening service runs at least every 10 minutes

Buses: 216, 217, 230 to 237, X36, X37

Travelling from here to Manchester City Centre:

Shuttle Bus: Daytime service runs at least every five minutes, evening service runs at least every 10 minutes

Buses: 216, 217, 230 to 237, X36, X37

Driving directions

From the South follow the M56 for Manchester Airport continue on M56 to the M60 (Ring Road) North East. Follow the M60 North East and leave at Junction 23 (Ashton under Lyne). From Junction 23 follow the A635 (Manchester Road) west to Manchester and continue onto A662 (Ashton Old Road) which will bring you to the proposed park and ride facilities

From the North East follow the M60 Ring Road South East and leave at Junction 23 (Ashton under Lyne). From Junction 23 follow the A635 (Manchester Road) west to Manchester and continue onto A662 (Ashton Old Road), which will bring you to the proposed park and ride facilities

Catering outlet payment methods

Cash only

Merchandise outlet payment methods

No merchandise outlet at this venue. However, merchandise is available from outlets only a short walk away from this venue. Programme sales are cash only

Venue hours

Standard venue hours for every Commonwealth Games venue are to open 60 minutes before each session and close 30 minutes after the session

Venue features

Food and drink are available from concessions
Air conditioning is present

Parking

No public parking is available at this venue. Details of park and walk facilities will be posted here

General venue rules


  • No glass bottles or cans may be brought into the venue

  • No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the venue although they may be purchased from the bar within the venue

  • Smoking is only permitted within bar areas

  • Children under the age of two will be admitted free provided they do not occupy a seat

Services for disabled spectators

Tickets for disabled spectators may be purchased by telephoning 0870 162 2002 or visiting the website ticketing section


  • Wheelchair spaces (each available with one accompanying companion seat) are priced in the lowest price band

  • Guide dogs are permitted in all areas

  • Disabled patrons may enter through the main entrance to the venue

  • There are no steps to climb before entering the venue

  • There are no steps to climb after entering the venue

  • There are accessible toilets


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