Manchester ready to unveil new BMX arena

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The new National BMX centre will be opened on Monday August 8 as British Cycling continue to grow their facilities in Manchester's Sport City.

The Olympic standard indoor BMX arena is one of only a few in the world, and, joined to the Manchester velodrome becomes a truly world class facility. Olympic medal contender Shanaze Reade will be able to use the arena for training and it is expected to host major events over the coming years.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.