Manchester Velodrome opens its doors to tomorrow’s Hoys and Pendletons

With the summer school holidays about to start, now's the time to book your kids a session on the Manchester Velodrome, to follow in the wheel tracks of Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton.

There are one-hour kids’ sessions on most weekdays during the summer holidays, but they do sell out quickly, so book soon.

Cost is £5.90 per session including bike hire and helmet hire – and all sessions must be booked and paid for in advance.

Ride a 1-lap time trial and win a certificate and a cycling bottle!

To book a session, contact Manchester Velodrome reception 0161 223 2244 – Option 3 on welcome message (£0.80 charge for debit/credit card payment).

More information is available on the National Cycling Centre website.


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Lifelong lover of most things cycling-related, from Moulton Mini adventures in the 70s to London bike messengering in the 80s, commuting in the 90s, mountain biking in the noughties and road cycling throughout. Editor of Simpson Magazine (www.simpsonmagazine.cc).