Nationwide Cycling Academy Manchester

ABOUT US

NCA are a truly local, community based company.

Julie Woodruff, is the Founder and Director of the NCA and the UCC. Julie was born and raised in Bury. She married and raised her family in Bury, with her children attending local schools and colleges. Most of NCA’s Instructors, staff and volunteers live in Bury; we are all very proud of our roots and have a passionate commitment to the local area

It is NCA’s remit to employ staff and volunteers from the local area. This provides work, training and a sense of belonging.

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

NCA sponsor Radcliffe Junior Football team and Chadderton Dragons. We also sponsor a local junior school netball team.

Bury’s diverse ethnic and cultural community 

NCA have concentrated efforts at grass roots level and are keen to forge lasting links with all groups making up our community in Bury including our friends in the Jewish and Asian community. Our aim is to provide the opportunity to cycle to all, regardless of age, nationality, religion or ability.

Nationwide Cycling Academy Manchester

Bikeability places delivered in 2017 across Greater Manchester

Nationwide Cycling Academy Bury

cycle maintenance courses delivered at basic, intermediate levels, and Dr Bike

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recycled bikes donated to job seekers & apprentices on the BB2W scheme

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preloved bikes sales held in 2017

Outwood Countryside Park, Radcliffe

NCA operate a bike recycling scheme, which is based at Outwood Park in Radcliffe.

The URBAN CYCLE CENTRE is a CIC, not for profit social enterprise scheme. In 2018, we proudly received a national CUBO award to reflect the success of the project

Our project provides the opportunity for volunteering, social engagement, training to learn new skills, progression to finding employment.

Our volunteers are from across the Greater Manchester area and include:

  • Job seekers who wish to learn new skills and plan to return to work
  • Older, retired people looking for a new hobby
  • Adults with mental health issues

Our volunteers are trained by NCA cycle mechanics and repair donated bikes. Bike sales are held weekly at Outwood, reconditioned bikes are sold at cost to make bikes accessible to those not wishing to make a large financial commitment. The revenue goes towards keeping the scheme alive.

In return, the volunteers gain certificates in cycle maintenance.

During 2018 we gave away 300 + bikes to jobseekers as a part of the Bike back to work scheme (BB2W, funded by TFGM).

This makes the scheme much more inclusive. Our volunteers also hold bike sales at Manchester Uni and supply students with bikes during fresher’s week for use whilst they study in Manchester. 190 recycled bikes went to students.

The donated children’s bikes are used during our Bikeability training courses, in areas of depravation where children may not have access to one.

Philips Park 

NCA is working in partnership with Bury Council to regenerate the former stables building within Philips Park. Our aim is to reinstate the buildings for use as a visitor centre, education and trail centre. It will house classrooms, a café, bike workshop, retail unit and new office space.

Once the renovation work has been completed, our staff will be able to deliver high quality training courses for new Instructors as well as delivering coaching at the site.

The project has the full endorsement of Bury Council and the Forestry Commission and we are now ready to submit plans to the planning department.

Until the funding and building work is finalised, we will be located at the Barn Countryside Centre at the park.

Many of our activities are run from the park, including mountain bike courses and taster sessions, utilising the popular MTB Trail at Philips Park

Work Experience 

NCA has a good relationship with local colleges and every year we offer work experience placements for students. The students work with our team and are aiming to complete a recognised qualification.

“Thank you, my two had a fantastic time at cycle camp. Will definitely be bringing them next year!”

OUR FANTASTIC TEAM

Julie Woodruff

Julie Woodruff

NCA & UCC Director

  • NS Instructor
  • British Cycling Level 2 Coach
  • British Cycling Disability & Inclusion award
  • Coaching people with disabilities Certificate
  • Enhanced DBS
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Child Protection Certificate
  • Health & Safety Certificate
Kevin

Kevin

Team Leader

  • NS Instructor
  • MIAS MTB Instructor Trainer
  • MIAS Cycle Mechanic
  • MIAS MTB Instructor
  • Enhanced DBS
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Child Protection Certificate
  • Health and Safety Certifcate
Damian

Damian

Workshop Manager and Mechanic

Steve

Steve

NS Instructor

  • NS Instructor
  • Enhanced DBS
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Child Protection Certificate
  • Member Bury CTC
Kathryn

Kathryn

NS Instructor

  • NS Instructor
  • Enhanced DBS
  • First Aid Certificate
Dave

Dave

NS Instructor

  • NS Instructor
  • Ride Leader TraIner
  • City & Guilds Cycle Mechanic
  • Enhanced DBS
  • First Aid Certificate
Pauline

Pauline

NS Instructor

  • NS Instructor
  • Enhanced DBS
  • First Aid Certificate
Alex

Alex

Cycle Mechanic

  • CYTECH Level 3 mechanic
John

John

Cycle Speedway Coach

  • British Cycling Level 2 Coach
  • Enhanced CRB
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Member of British Cycling
Lisa

Lisa

NS Instructor

  • NS Instructor
  • Bikeability Ambassador
  • Sky Ride Leader
  • Enhanced DBS
  • First Aid Certificate
John

John

NS Instructor

  • NS Instructor
  • City & Guilds Mechanic
  • Enhanced DBS
  • First Aid Certificate
Mel

Mel

NS Instructor

  • GP referral Co-ordinator
  • BB2W Co-ordinator
  • First Aid
  • DBS
John

John

NS Instructor

  • NS Instructor
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Child protection Certificate
  • First Aid Certificate

OUR PARTNERS

ACCREDITATIONS AND AWARDS