So why are we based in Manchester? Put simply, it’s one of the best cities not only in Europe, but in the World. It has regularly been voted the UK’s best sporting city and is seen by many as being one of the world’s greatest sporting cities.
And with more than £140,000,000 set to be spent on cycling facilities over the next few years Manchester is set to cement itself as being the UK’s home of cycling.
If you’re a cyclist there aren’t many better places to be based. The Cheshire lanes where the GB cycling team spend many hours, are only minutes away and the Pennines and the Peak District hills, where legends like Bradley Wiggins, Elinor Barker, Laura Kenny and Lizzie Deignan spent many training hours in the saddle are less than an hours ride away.
In addition, the National Cycling Centre is a world class facility with an indoor BMX Track and a Velodrome and features a twice weekly track league during the winter months where you will be able to meet and compete against the best riders in the region.
Manchester is home to more than 100,000 students from all backgrounds and cultures and if you are successful in your application to join Manchester Cycling Academy you will have arts, culture, history, music and theatre and a world of sports at all levels on your doorstep.
So if you’re planning to move to Manchester to further your cycling career or you are planning to stay at home and commute to college, there is plenty for you.