HSBC UK Disability Hub: Manchester

HSBC UK Disability Hub: Manchester

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A range of activities take place at the hub in Manchester, which primarily uses the Tameside Road Circuit and the National Cycling Centre as a base.

Please find more information below on the variety of opportunities available. We are working hard to increase the number of opportunities all the time, so please keep checking this page for updates.

Para-cycling sessions

British Cycling’s HSBC UK Go-Ride team delivers activities at Tameside Road Circuit one Saturday each month between 11am and 12.30pm. Please check the events listing page for upcoming activities.

These para-cycling sessions are for disabled riders of any ability looking to develop their technique, fitness and confidence – and are the first step for para-cyclists on The Rider Route for the Great Britain Cycling Team.

The Go-Ride team has a number of two-wheeled bikes, hand cycles and tandems for participants to use, or riders can use their own equipment. To reserve a bike it is important for riders to pre-book onto sessions and email the leading coach. This can be done from the individual event listing page (see calendar link below and contact details for the HSBC UK Go-Ride coach).

To get involved in any of these activities, you can book onto any session using our events calendar.

At the time of booking, please contact the Go-Ride coach, Simon Wilson, to discuss your needs and aims from the session: 07534 281 258 or simonwilson@britishcycling.org.uk.

Recreational cycling

There are plenty of opportunities to ride a bike for fun and recreation in the North West with HSBC UK Guided Ride, HSBC UK Breeze and HSBC UK Ride Social.

On Guided Rides, British Cycling ride leaders show the way on routes of varying length and difficulty. Many of the routes are suitable for a whole range of bikes and as our ride leaders are trained in accessible communications, they can provide a safe and supportive environment for discovering new places by bike.

Our Breeze programme is the biggest initiative ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. Our amazing Breeze champions are trained to organise friendly, social bike rides up and down the country and inspire local women to get involved, whatever the level of ability and experience.

Ride Social is the online network designed to help you find other people for rides near you. Set up your own routes, decide where you want to go, meet new people and enjoy riding with family and friends.

PP Simtech track cycling sessions

PP Simtech hosts track cycling sessions at the National Cycling Centre on alternate Thursdays at 5pm as part of the disability hub for riders with a disability able to ride two-wheeled bikes. The National Cycling Centre also has a number of track tandems for use and pilots for visually impaired cyclists.

To book onto the sessions, please contact the National Cycling Centre on 0161 223 2244 or visit their website for more information.

Wheels for All

The Wheels for All initiative is a nationally-recognised programme that embraces all children and adults with disabilities and differing needs, to engage in a quality cycling activity. There are currently around 50 centres across England and Wales.

Access BMX sessions

Access BMX cycling sessions are hosted at the National Cycling Centre on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 8pm. These sessions are for riders with a disability, with a range of bikes available such as hand cycles, trikes and BMX bikes – all of which can be used on the BMX track.

Full-face helmets, leg and arm pads will also be supplied. The cost is £3.00 per session. A health questionnaire needs to be completed either online or in person. For additional information, please call 01612302305 or email n.proudman@eastlandstrust.org