About us

The Urban Cycle Centre is a truly local, community-based company with a team of qualified bike instructors in Manchester. We’re proud of our roots and have a passionate commitment to the local area, aiming to provide the opportunity to cycle to all, regardless of age, nationality, religion, or ability.

We are active within the local community and our bike instructors in Manchester attend the Prestwich Clough Day every year, presenting cycling events, activities and cycle training for all ages, from all walks of life. Our activities are inclusive and we have links to several specialist schools.

NCA sponsor Radcliffe Junior Football team, Chadderton Dragons and Monton Wolves. We also sponsor a local junior school netball team.

Our aim is to provide the opportunity to cycle to all, regardless of age, nationality, religion or ability.

NCA Academy - bike instructors in Manchester

Nationwide Cycling Academy Ltd

A training centre delivering accredited courses and qualifications for Instructors

Bikeability Cycle Training Provider
Bikeability program delivery to primary and high schools
RDC Centre
CPD training courses
RPL Training Centre
JAUPT Centre
SUD Driver training
MIAS accredited training Centre
MTB Instructor training
MIAS Certified Cycle Maintenance qualifications

UCC bike instructors in Manchester


The Urban Cycle Centre is a social enterprise developed to address the issue of bikes being thrown away into landfill sites. Our team of mechanics rescue preloved bikes from the tip, repair and re-home them.

Bikes are donated into our scheme by the general public and are refurbished for re-use by job seekers and apprentices. Monthly bike sales mean revenue is raised in order to cover expenses and refurbish more bikes, which then go through the system and into back into good use again.

Raising awareness about green initiatives
Monthly bike sales and auctions
Bike recycling scheme
Maintenance courses on behalf of TFGM
Dr Bike for community events
Volunteering program, providing the opportunity for volunteers to learn a new skill
Online Shop, selling refurbished bikes and spares

In the last 10 years we have delivered…

Bikeability places delivered across Greater Manchester

Cycle maintenance courses delivered at basic, intermediate levels, and Dr Bike

Recycled bikes donated to job seekers & apprentices on the BB2W scheme

Preloved bikes sales held

Our fantastic team

Jools - bike instructors in Manchester

Director and Founder

Training Manager
Instructor Trainer
National Standards Instructor

Bikeability Manager and Administrator

Dave Headon

National Standards Instructor
City & Guilds Cycle Mechanic

Martin Williamson Instructor & MTB team

National Standards Instructor
Black Dog MTB & Cyclocross Team

John Baguley

National Standards Instructor
City & Guilds Cycle Mechanic

Mike Crook Instructor & Coach

National Standards Instructor
Learn2Ride Coach

Chris at NCA

Workshop Team

Kirstie Williamson Instructor & Coach

National Standards Instructor

Roger Gardiner Instructor & Mechanic

National Standards Instructor

Dave Mills Instructor

National Standards Instructor

Simon Russell Manager & Instructor

National Standards Instructor

Dave Headon Instructor & Mechanic

National Standards Instructor

John Baguley - Instructor & cycle mechanic

National Standards Instructor

Jake, Senior Mechanic

National Standards Instructor

Chris, workshop team

National Standards Instructor

Based at Outwood Country Park in Radcliffe

Outwood Country Park, Radcliffe

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