The HSBC UK National Cycling Centre is well-connected and spectators are advised to use public transport to travel to and from the event.
During the event, spectators will need to use the main spectator entrance to enter the arena, rather than the main venue reception. This entrance is just past the service road to the main customer car park and will be signposted.
HSBC UK National Cycling Centre
The East Manchester Metrolink (Ashton) line runs from Piccadilly to Droylsden in Tameside and stops at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre “Velopark” stop. Please visit the Metrolink website for timetables and further information.
By bus from Manchester City Centre
Bus number 216 runs from Piccadilly Gardens (Stop D) in the city centre to Sportcity (journey time 10 minutes).
Service numbers 235 and 237 also pass Sportcity. Alight at the Sportcity Visitors Centre and cross Alan Turing Way, to pass through the Asda Walmart car park, and cross the Stuart Street canal bridge.
By bus from Ashton under Lyne
Bus number 216 runs from Ashton bus station to Sportcity (journey time 24 minutes).
Alight opposite Asda Walmart, and cross Ashton New Road, to pass through the Asda Walmart car park, and cross the Stuart Street canal bridge.
Spectator parking is available at the Etihad Campus (formerly known as Sportcity), through gate two off Alan Turing Way in the “Blue” car parks, postcode M11 3FF. These car parks are approximately a 10-15 minute walk from the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre. There is no charge for parking at the Etihad Campus.
Blue badge parking: Parking for disabled spectators is available on site but is limited and will be for blue badge holders only. Parking must be arranged prior to the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There are covered bike sheds close to the main venue reception. Spectators should bring their own high-security lock.
A footbridge crosses the Ashton canal (National Route 60), so there are a number of off-road routes you can use, some of them only suitable in daylight hours.
Visit the Sustrans website here to plan your journey to the event by bike.
For more information about transport routes in and around Greater Manchester please click here