How to get to the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre - home of the HSBC UK | National Track Championships.
The HSBC UK National Cycling Centre is well connected by public transport and spectators are advised to use the Metrolink where possible, alighting at the Velopark stop on the Ashton line. The East Manchester Metrolink line runs from Piccadilly to Droylsden in Tameside and stops at the National Cycling Centre – Velopark station. Please visit the Metrolink website for timetables and further information.
Map available here.
By bus from Manchester City Centre
Piccadilly Gardens (Stop D) service number 216 to Sportcity - journey time 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.
By bus from Ashton under Lyne
From Ashton Bus Station - Service number 216 to Sportcity - journey time 24 minutes.
Alight opposite Asda Walmart, and cross Ashton New Road, to pass through the Asda Walmart car park, and cross the Stuart Street canal bridge.
During the championships spectators will need to use the main spectator entrance which is just past the service road to car park 10.
Spectator parking is at the Etihad Campus (formerly known as Sportcity), through gate two off Alan Turing Way in the Blue Car Parks. These car parks are approximately a 10-15 minute walk from the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre. There is no charge for parking at the Etihad Campus.
Please note: Parking for disabled spectators on site is available but limited and will be for blue badge holders only. Disabled parking must be arranged prior to the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are covered bike sheds close to reception for visitors, but you should bring your own high security lock. If you are just visiting the cafe, bikes can be parked for short periods in reception, but still needs to be locked securely.
A 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.
Visit the Sustrans website here for your journey planner by bike. Enter the venue postcode M11 4DQ.
For other routes please click here