Summer Camp Nationwide Cycling Academy Manchester


Back for our 6th consecutive year is our amazing summer cycle camp. Available for 6 years, we have added a fab new survival day for the kids to enjoy on our special Tuesdays! See below for the new dates.

Each day on our fantastic cycling summer camp consists of activities designed to build confidence, enhance cycling skills and increase riders’ all round biking abilities, with the aim to help each rider get more from their bikes.

Gain confidence, learn new skills, pick up tips, ride with Team NCA, try different types of cycling, play bike games and join in with races and skill tests.

Special Tuesdays focus on a skills-specific session, i.e. Mountain Biking or BMX combined with a ride out, fun games and theory in the afternoon. Survival week will include treasure hunts/map reading/route planning/survival/den building – using your bike as a tent.

There will also be an emphasis on safer on road cycling as part of our DFT approved Bikeability Course.

The special Tuesday are subject to change should circumstances beyond our control affect them.

Week 1: Mountain Biking
Week 2: Bikeability
Week 3: Cycle Speedway
Week 4: BMX
Week 5: Mountain Biking
Week 6: Survival day

The NCA teaches core cycling skills to thousands of school children each year so we know how to cover the basics – cycling is at the heart of everything NCA does. Here basic skills are fused with cleverly designed games, skills and activities then mixed with treasure hunts so that the emphasis is always on fun.

The camp is set in the beautiful surroundings of Philips Park in Whitefield, which itself is located in countryside adjacent to SUSTRANS Cycle Route 6.

  • The camp is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
  • Suitable for young people ages 6-16.
  • Book in whole week blocks for £80, or by individual days at £20 per rider.
  • Book a week and save £20 per week.
  • Book a brother or sister for the same week and save an extra £10 – while places last.

What to bring?

Participants need to bring along:

  • A bike suitable for off road riding with two fully operational brakes. (Rider’s own bike can be left, secured at the site for the week).
  • Cycle helmet.
  • Waterproofs and a change of clothes.
  • A packed lunch and drinks.
  • Bikes and helmets may also be hired for the week.

Check back next year for more information dates and availability.