August 15 2012

MANCHESTER is now one of the most successful and well known cities in Europe notably for its architecture, culture, music scene, media links, scientific and engineering output and sporting connections.

Manchester has always been a city renowned for innovation and enterprise, even dating back to the 1800’s where Manchester was the first city of the industrial revolution, sparking a pioneering method of manufacturing products which literally changed the world. Keeping with this theme Manchester remained a city of innovation over the generations where the firsts kept coming. The first ever professional football league, the first programmable computer, the first test tube baby and most recently the first purpose built indoor BMX facility.

Manchester is also now well respected for its recent achievements, principally with regards to cycling. Manchester is now the heart of World Cycling, in particular it is well documented as home to the most successful Olympic Cycling team ever that train at Manchester’s National Cycling Centre on a daily basis. Furthermore, Manchester is recognised worldwide by millions as home to the most successful and richest football clubs in the prestigious English Premier League, Manchester United and Manchester City.

Manchester’s rich sporting heritage is also complimented by a record of consistent high quality sporting events. From the Commonwealth Games to the UEFA Cup Final, the FINA World Championships to the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. Manchester has demonstrated its capacity and appetite to deliver events to the highest standards. Furthermore the city played host to international athletes during London 2012 with Olympic teams including Swim Australia and athletes from Brazil and Thailand. Manchester was also the only city in the North West of England to host an Olympic event with matches in the men’s and women’s football taking place at the famous Old Trafford football stadium. Manchester has an undisputable passion for sport, one that will ensure that the city’s round of the 2013 UCI Track World Cup will be the most exciting and entertaining track event possible. 

There is so much to see, do and experience in Manchester, why not make a weekend of your visit. Go to to find out what else you can enjoy whilst visiting this vibrant city.



About the UCI Track World Cup Manchester

The UCI Track World Cup is a season long winter track cycling competition run by the UCI. The Manchester round of the event takes place at the National Cycling Centre and is the opening round of the series. The event includes all of the Olympic Track Cycling events that you might have seen during the games in London 2012 where the athletes from British Cycling performances exceeded all expectation. The World Cup is delivered by British Cycling, to find out more about membership of British Cycling, click here.