Bikes For Sale Nationwide Cycling Academy

BIKES FOR SALE

The Urban Cycle Centre (UCC) is a sister company to the NCA. It is a non profit making social enterprise, a CIC. Primarily, the UCC is a group of volunteers and enthusiastic cyclists who generously give up their time to make the whole project a success.

Our main aim is to prevent or reduce the number of old or abandoned bikes from being disposed of via landfill sites, finding additional methods of re-using them in a much more positive way.

The bicycles we rescue and re-home are collected up in various ways:

  • In schools, as part of an educational scheme we have now established, working in partnership with GMWDA, RecycleGM & TfGM.
  • Private donations by individuals.
  • As part of a national ‘trade in’ scheme promoted by a several major cycle retailers.

Our team of technicians and volunteers first assess the condition of the bike, then our options include:

  • Re-building them for use within the community for cycle training and family rides.
  • Breaking them down to be used during maintenance courses.
  • Providing a source of transport to job seekers.
  • Innovative new design concepts for arts and music projects.

Our preloved bike sales are organised fortnightly at Outwood Country Park in Whitefield, and we also run University Bike Sale Events throughout the year at Owen Park Campus and Whitworth Park Campus.

The funds raised by these events help to keep the project running into the future.

Our Preloved Bike Sale Dates at Outwood Country Park, Whitefield

Our Preloved University Bike Sale Dates at Owens Park and Whitworth Park Campus

SIZING GUIDE

Getting the right sized bike is the crucial starting point and the key to this is getting the correct wheel size for children’s bikes and frame size for adult bikes.

We will help ensure you achieve this by guiding you through the process using all the knowledge we have built up over the years to ensure you have the right sized bike for you.

Once you know what type of bike you are looking for use the guide below to find the right size to suit you.

Hybrid bikes (inc city & commuter) – Mens/Womens

Rider Height Suggested Frame Size
Feet/Inches Centimetres Frame Size (in) Frame Size (cm) Frame Size
4'10"-5'2" 148-158 13"-14" 33-37 X-SMALL
5'2"-5'6" 158-168 15"-16" 38-42 SMALL
5'6"-5'10" 168-178 17"-18" 43-47 MEDIUM
5'10"-6'1" 178-185 19"-20" 48-52 LARGE
6'1"-6'4" 185-193 21"-22" 53-57 X-LARGE
6'4"-6'6" 193-198 23"-24" 58-61 XX-LARGE

Mountain bikes – Mens/Womens

Rider Height Suggested Frame Size
Feet/Inches Centimetres Frame Size (in) Frame Size (cm) Frame Size
4'10"-5'2" 148-158 13"-14" 33-37 X-SMALL
5'2"-5'6" 158-168 15"-16" 38-42 SMALL
5'6"-5'10" 168-178 17"-18" 43-47 MEDIUM
5'10"-6'1" 178-185 19"-20" 48-52 LARGE
6'1"-6'4" 185-193 21"-22" 53-57 X-LARGE
6'4"-6'6" 193-198 23"-24" 58-61 XX-LARGE

Kids bikes

Rider Height
Feet/Inches Centimetres Age Range Wheel Size
3'0"-3'5" 90-105 2-4 Years 12"
3'5"-3'9" 105-118 4-7 Years 14-16"
3'9"-4'5" 118-135 7-10 Years 18-20"
4'5"-5'0" 135-150 10-13 Years 24"
5'0"+ 150+ 13 Years+ 26-27.5" & 700c