HSBC UK | National Track Championships - Spectator information

HSBC UK | National Track Championships - Spectator information

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We are looking forward to welcoming you to the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre (NCC) in Manchester for the 2020 HSBC UK | National Track Championships.

Important information

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Competition start and door opening times

Please find competition start and door opening times below.

Please note that the venue will be cleared between sessions so spectators with tickets for multiple sessions will be asked to leave and re-enter.

 

Competition start

Doors opening times

Friday 24 January

Session 1

11:00

10:30

Session 2

19:00

18:00

Saturday 25 January

Session 3

10:00

09:30

Session 4

18:30

17:30

Sunday 26 January

Session 5

13:30

12:30

Security

Security bag searches will be in operation for all sessions at the event.

NCC management will accept a small bag, rucksack or similar for personal use. Multiple bags per visitor will not be permitted.

Large bags, such as holdalls, suitcases, wheeled trollies or similar will be not permitted. Any such bags, as determined by NCC management, will not be permitted.

Please be prepared for this process and allow sufficient time before the start of racing.

NCC management reserves the right to inspect any bag and/or articles of clothing.

Ticket Information

For any ticketing enquiries, the box office will open when doors open for each session.

Travel and parking

The NCC is well-connected by public transport and spectators are advised to use the Metrolink where possible, stopping at the Velopark stop on the Ashton line. Plan your route here.

There is no spectator parking onsite at the NCC. Details for spectator parking can be found below:

Sunday 26 January only

Following the recent FA Cup draw, please be advised that Manchester City Football Club will be playing at home at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 26 January (13:00 kick off).

Please check public transport information regularly for updates. 

Limited parking will be available at the River Park Trading Estate [104-105 Riverpark Rd, Manchester M40 2XP] on Sunday 26 January only at a cost of £5 per vehicle (cash only).

Manchester City Football Club match day road closures:

Manchester City Football Club operates a road closure immediately after matches to allow pedestrians to leave the Etihad Stadium safely. This is in place for approximately 60 minutes after the match. Further information on these road closures can be found on Manchester City Football Club’s website here. Please note that due to the kick-off time, spectators leaving at the conclusion of Sunday’s session are highly unlikely to be affected by this closure.

Friday 24 and Saturday 25 January

Spectator parking on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 January is at Manchester City Football Club - Etihad Campus (formerly known as Sportcity) in the blue car parks accessed through gate two off Alan Turing Way, and is free of charge. Spectator parking will be signposted on arrival from the main roads and is just a ten-minute walk from the venue.

Parking for disabled spectators is available onsite, but is limited and will be for blue badge holders only. Disabled parking must be booked in advance. Please email trackchamps@britishcycling.org.uk with your name, vehicle registration and blue badge number.

Food and Drink

There are a wide variety of licensed bars and catering concessions available throughout the event. No alcohol is to be taken off site.

Please note some concessions take both cash and card but the nearest cash point can be located at the Asda Eastlands Supercentre, a five-minute walk from the venue.

Spectators are not permitted to bring the following items into the venue:

  • Food hampers, picnics, cool bags/boxes or similar
  • Fast food, hot food, bulk food or similar
  • Alcohol
  • Glass containers/bottles of any sort

You can bring small snacks, bottled water or soft drinks for your own consumption, provided that any drinks or bottles are in unopened and sealed plastic/paper containers with a capacity of 500ml or less.

If you are bringing small snacks, bottled water or soft drinks, please do so in a carrier bag or small bag or rucksack.

Medical conditions: should you need to bring in food for a medical condition or have specific dietary requirements, please get in touch before your visit by emailing cyclingcentre@gll.org.

Temperature

The optimum temperature for track cycling is 28 degrees celsius, meaning that for certain events the velodrome will be warm. As the outside temperature will be much lower, spectators are advised to dress appropriately with a number of layers that can be removed once inside.

Programmes

Programmes will be sold at each session for £5 (cash only).

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