British Cycling team relocates to Derby as Manchester's National Cycling Centre is renovated

Team GB's Olympic cycling programme will spend seven months in the East Midlands city

Derby Velodrome British Cycling
(Image credit: Derby City Council)

Team GB's Olympic cycling programme has relocated to Derby for seven months, while the National Cycling Centre in Manchester undergoes renovation work. 

Renovation works at Manchester Velodrome is costing £26 million, with urgent repairs necessary after a report warned the building, which opened in 1994, was "approaching the end of life" and could develop "catastrophic" failures.  

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.