General Information

Insurance

This event is covered by third party insurance as per UCI requirements.
You are advised to arrange insurance yourself to cover the following:-

  • Cycle equipment & personal belongings
  • Normal Travel Insurance if applicable
  • Personal Medical & Accident Cover to include racing

Riders and Helpers Accreditation

Accreditation will be required to gain access at all times to the riders' areas at the Velodrome.

Each Competitor will automatically receive their own accreditation badge. This will be available at the Championships Welcome Office in the main foyer of the National Cycling Centre from Saturday October 12th and throughout the Championships.

Any rider who wishes to have a Helper accreditation badge for any of their back up staff must apply for these passes and make payment when entering the event. The charge for each helpers accreditation will be £60 and this will allow them access for the whole of the Championships. A daily pass will also be available at £15. Helpers accreditation will be limited to 2 per entrant and will show their validity by day. Please note that these badges will be included in your rider accreditation packet and each rider is responsible for distributing these badges to their back up team before they can gain access to the Velodrome.

Replacement passes for lost or mislaid passes will be charged at £30 per weekly pass or £10 per day - SO PLEASE LOOK AFTER THEM)

Accreditation is aimed at helping you as competitors to enjoy the Championships and to only have bona fide people in the riders' areas, thus helping to safeguard equipment etc.

Full security checks will be made at the entrance to the velodrome and in the track centre throughout the Championships.

Discounted Riders Spectator Tickets

Each rider will be able to obtain discounted spectator tickets for their supporters for the whole Championships at a reduced rate of £30 - this will only be available by advance purchase - PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TICKETS WILL NOT ALLOW ADMISSION INTO THE RIDER AREAS OR THE TRACK CENTRE. These tickets are only available to riders for tickets booked and paid for prior to the Championships commencing.

Rider Registration

Once you have obtained your accreditation you will then need to register yourself. This will commence in the Championship Office in the Velodrome from 9am on Saturday 12th October. You will then be able to confirm the events you have entered, show your race licence and collect your race numbers and event information. You can register any time during the week of the Championships before you commence racing. This can be done in either the event office or in the vestibule leading in to the velodrome.

Event Sign On

You must sign the start sheet for each first round of a Championships event, including special events. Sign on for each event will close approximately 60 minutes before each Championship race commences and these times will be displayed on the notice board adjacent to the sign on table. The sign on table is situated in the centre of the track (close to the riders entrance). It is here that you will find all details of the Championships (results, heat make ups etc.)

Manchester Velodrome

Manchester Velodrome ExteriorThe Velodrome was opened in 1994 and has hosted the World Masters Track Championships up to 2006, all 3 editions of the 2008 – 2010 European Masters, and the UCI Worlds again from 2011 to 2016. There is ample free parking at the stadium. (This may be limited if there are any football matches at the nearby Manchester City Football Ground and if these are scheduled we will advise the procedure for your easy access).

The track is made of Siberian Pine and is 250 metres and has a banking of 42%. There are starting gates in operation for the individual time trial, pursuit and team sprint - if you wish to practice starts with them these will be available at the end of each of all of the official training sessions on the day prior to the Championships.

Other details about the Velodrome can be found on the website www.nationalcyclingcentre.com or telephone 0161 223 2244. 

Track bike storage during the Championships

Bikes and equipment can be left at your own risk in the Velodrome during the Championships. There is secure room where bike boxes can be stored and where track bikes can be locked each evening after racing. All equipment is left at your own risk, and suitable locks can be purchased from Evans Cycles –  The NCC on site retail partner.

Rollers and turbo hire and transponder hire

The NCC has a stock of pre owned rollers and turbos that are available to hire, to save on shipping your own. Please use the same application form. (available shortly)

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