Public transport is the best way to travel to the venue. Traffic may be heavy and road closures in place for sessions that clash with Manchester City home matches at the Etihad Stadium.
There are cycle racks available to customers at both entrances to the National Cycling Centre reception area. As normal riders will need to supply their own locks etc.
Metrolink is Manchester’s tram service which carries around 22 million passengers every year. The Velopark stop is on the Manchester to Droylsden line which starts at the Piccadilly Gardens and has a metrolink stop at the Piccadilly train station. The Velopark stop is just after the Ethiad Campus meaning easy access from the train station straight to the Velodrome.
PLEASE NOTE THAT TRAM SERVICES FROM VELOPARK STOP WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 16.45 - 17.30 ON SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER DUE TO THE FOOTBALL MATCH AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM. PEOPLE LEAVING THE SATURDAY DAY SESSION ON THE TRAM SHOULD DO SO EITHER SIDE OF THIS WINDOW.
For the Piccadilly to Droylsden tram time table visit http://www.metrolink.co.uk/tramtimes/Pages/Piccadilly.aspx or for the metrolink website go to http://www.metrolink.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx .
Ashbury’s train station (Glossop to Piccadilly line) is a 25 minute walk to the Velodrome, a taxi journey from the station would approximately take 5 minutes. The journey from Piccadilly train station to Ashbury’s is on average 15 minutes long.
Taxi companies are available all over Manchester.
Eastlands UK Cars – 0161 223 8999
Hastings Private Hire – 0161 223 1066
Cresta Cars – 0161 205 5000
Black cabs are also available to flag down throughout the city.
From Manchester city centre at Piccadilly Gardens (stop D) service number 216 to Sportcity where the Velodrome is situated the journey is on average 10 minutes. Service numbers 235 and 237 also pass Sportcity. Alight at the Visitors Centre to Sportcity, and cross Alan Turing Way, to pass through the Asda Walmart car park and cross the Stuart Street canal bridge. You will see the entrance to the National Cycling Centre on your right, after crossing the bridge.
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.