About us

Nationwide Cycling Academy are a truly local, community-based company. 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 believe cycling is for everyone and cycling should be accessible to all. That’s why we offer cycling lessons in Manchester, including basic bike maintenance sessions, as well as urban cycling classes. These opportunities allow customers of any age or ability to get on their bikes with confidence. Our team of experienced cycling instructors are friendly, knowledgeable, and committed to helping you learn how to ride a bike safely and responsibly.​

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

In addition to providing cycling lessons in Manchester, 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 for all, regardless of age, nationality, religion or ability.

NCA Academy

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

NCA North West


Providing and organising cycling and walking activities to all in our community.

Outdoor fitness and wellbeing centre, finding a lifestyle balance.

Holiday Cycle Cycle Camp for kids
Learn to ride Centres at Radcliffe, Blackburn, Cheshire
Outdoor Fitness program
Wellbeing and Mindfulness
Mountain Bike skills
Volunteer Crew
Black Dog MTB club
Bikeability training provider for School Sports Partnerships

Urban Cycle Centre


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 - NCA, Director & Founder

Director and Founder

Pete Staley, Training Manager & Instructor

Training Manager
Instructor Trainer
National Standards Instructor

Carolyn, Manager & Administrator

Office Manager and Administrator

Dave Fish, instructor Trainer

Instructor Trainer
National Standards Instructor

Susan Williamson, Instructor Co-Ordinator

National Standards Instructor
Bury L2R Co-ordinator

Paul Turner, Instructor, Co-ordinator

National Standards Instructor
Blackburn L2R Co-ordinator

Mike Crook, Instructor Coach

National Standards Instructor
Learn2Ride Coach

Martin Williamson

National Standards Instructor
Black Dog MTB & Cyclocross Team

Kirstie Williamson, Instructor

National Standards Instructor
Learn2Ride Coach

Roger Gardiner, Instructor

National Standards Instructor

Dave Mills, Instructor

National Standards Instructor

Simon Russell, Manager

Workshop Manager
National Standards Instructor

Dave Headon, Instructor Mechanic

National Standards Instructor
City & Guilds Cycle Mechanic

John Baguley, Instructor & Cycle Mechanic

National Standards Instructor
City & Guilds Cycle Mechanic

Jake, Mechanic

Senior Mechanic

Chris, Worktop team

Workshop Team

Orange, Worktop Team

Workshop Team

Helen, Mindfulness & Wellbeing Coach

Mindfulness & Wellbeing Coach

Chris, Fitness Coach

Fitness Coach

What Mums and Dads Say

Thank you, my two had a fantastic time at the Holiday Cycle Camp. I will definitely be bringing them next year!

Based throughout Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Contact NCA Philips Park, Whitefield

The Barn Countryside Centre
Philips Park
Park Lane
M45 7QJ

Contact NCA Outwood Park, Radcliffe

Outwood Country Park
Ringley Road West
M26 1DE

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