Work begins on indoor BMX track in Manchester

Shanaze Reade BMX centre

Work has now begun in Beswick, east Manchester, on the world's first ever purpose-built indoor BMX track.

The new £24 million centre (to be completed in 2011), along with the existing Manchester Velodrome, and improved public spaces, will form the National Cycling Centre. It will also comprise a 2,000-seater BMX area and offices for British Cycling's headquarters.

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