School Programme

Based in Altrincham, South Manchester, Manchester Cycling Academy is the only dedicated cycling college in the north of England and is THE place to combine your academic studies with being a full-time cyclist.

Our holistic, evidence based approach is combined with many years of top level experience and we will assist you to develop to be the best rider you can possibly be.

Manchester Cycling Academy is a partnership between Trafford College, one of the regions highest performing Colleges and a group of elite coaches.

Alongside your training you will study the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport, a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 2 ‘A’ Levels which will prepare you for a career in cycling or to progress onto University.

Not just aimed at the elite, the course caters for all riders especially those who want to progress onto University. Whilst we have an emphasis on endurance and track cycling, we welcome all cycling disciplines, including road, track, MTB, BMX and Cyclocross. 

If you don’t already have your own cycling coach, you will be provided with a full training plan, created by our highly qualified and experienced coaches.

Catering for all disciplines