Important info for spectators

Whether it’s your first time to a track cycling event or you’ve been to the velodrome before, we’ve got some important information for you to ensure you have an incredible time.

In the interests and safety and to improve your visitor experience during the event, please note the following conditions of entry to the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre (NCC), which will be in effect during the event.

Bag Search

Security bag searches will be in operation for all sessions at the event.

NCC management will accept a small bag, rucksack or similar for personal use. Multiple bags per visitor will not be permitted.

Large bags, such as holdalls, suitcases, wheeled trollies or similar will be not permitted. Any such bags, as determined by NCC management, will not be permitted and can be checked into the secure cloakroom on site until after the event.

Please be prepared for this process and allow sufficient time before the start of racing.

NCC management reserves the right to inspect any bag and/or articles of clothing.


The optimum temperature for track cycling is 28 degrees, meaning that for certain events the velodrome will be warm.  As the outside temperature will be much lower, spectators are advised to dress appropriately with a number of layers that can be removed once inside.

Food & Drink

There are a wide variety of licensed bars and catering concessions available throughout the event. Please note some concessions are cash only. No alcohol is to be taken off site.

Spectators are not permitted to bring the following items into the venue:

  • Food hampers, picnics, cool bags/boxes or similar
  • Fast food, hot food, bulk food or similar
  • Alcohol
  • Glass containers/bottles of any sort

You can bring small snacks, bottled water or soft drinks for your own consumption, provided that any drinks or bottles are in unopened and sealed plastic/paper containers with a capacity of 500 ml or less.

If you are bringing small snacks, bottled water or soft drinks, please do so in a carrier bag or small bag or rucksack.

Medical conditions: should you need to bring in food for a medical condition or have specific dietary requirements, please get in touch before your visit by emailing


Please respect neighbours of the venue when leaving.

For your own enjoyment and safety and to avoid disappointment, please make sure you’re aware of these conditions prior to your visit, and observe all these restrictions pre, during and post event.

NCC management reserves the right to refuse entry to any persons.

Thank you for your support.