Velodrome Track Closure
FACE-LIFT FOR OUR WORLD-FAMOUS BOARDS
SATURDAY 24TH MARCH TO MONDAY 28TH MAY 2018
From Saturday March 24th we’re pleased to confirm our track will undergo a planned maintenance programme to completely replace the Velodrome track and associated facilities, which have reached the end of their natural life.
The works, including brand new Velodrome track boards, will mean that both local residents and riders along with community cycling groups continue to have access to the very best, high quality cycling facilities, sharing and riding the same boards as the world-class Team GB Cycling squad.
Access to the Velodrome and concourse will be unavailable from Saturday 24th March through to Monday 28th May 2018. For clarity, this will impact all areas within the Velodrome, including the track, track centre, under the Rider’s D and the concourse area.
Thank you for your understanding as we continue to invest in our National Centre, the home of British Cycling and the growth of track cycling in Manchester.
Alongside the current regular public timetable, we have also introduced additional Track taster sessions before we reach the end of March...improving access and availability to the track pre-works to make sure you have the chance to ride our world-famous boards…please book your session NOW
Public sessions to ride the new track will be available to book from Monday 30th April.
Please contact the centre if you have any additional questions or queries on this investment and work.
Can I still store my bike
Yes, for those customers that have purchased bike storage, your bike can remain stored at the venue for the duration.
Can I access my bike
Between SATURDAY 24TH MARCH and MONDAY 28TH MAY 2018, you will not be able to access your bike. If you think you may need it during this time, you should make arrangements to remove it prior to 24th March.
Can we come and watch the workers laying the track
Unfortunately not, it will be a closed construction site, we’ll have a webcam on our website though
Why is this being done now
Track surface doesn’t last forever. The dates have been chosen now to coincide with an annual track cycling calendar in order to provide the least disruption to as many users as possible.
Will my accreditation lapse
If you have already ridden an SQT in 2018, your accreditation will not lapse. For those who lapse during the works we’ll provide a simple reinstatement assessment process. For those who had already lapsed then our standard “Returning Rider” process will apply.
Can I be first to ride the new boards
We’ll announce details of the track reopening programme closer to the time.
Will you accept Michelin / dual compound / coloured tyres on the new boards
Until we have the opportunity to test these, then please assume not.