Bikes For Sale Nationwide Cycling Academy

UNIVERSITY BIKE SALE DATES

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 TfGM and Greater Manchester Police.
  • 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 and apprentices.
  • Innovative new design concepts for arts and music projects.

We also hold Dr Bike sessions towards the end of each month (see dates below).

Get your bike repaired for free – all you have to do is pay for the require spares. Spares that NCA supply will be at trade price.

If you bought your bike from us before we will also carry out minor adjustments on your bike for free as well. Need your bike checking over for safety? Again, no charge.

We will also hand out Manchester cycle maps and bike locks are available at a heavily discounted price.

UCC University Bike Sale Dates

Our preloved bike sales are available at Owens Park Campus and Whitworth Park Campus.
See below for the dates. The funds raised by these events help to keep the project running into the future.

Owens Park Campus
293 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester
From 11am to 3pm

February 2018

Tuesday 13/02/2018

Wednesday 28/02/2018

March 2018

Wednesday 14/03/2018

Wednesday 21/03/2018
Including Dr Bike

September (Freshers Week) 2018

Thursday 13th September
Friday 14th September
Saturday 15th September
Sunday 16th September
Monday 17th September
Wednesday 19th September
Thursday 20th September
Friday 21st September
Wednesday 26th September

October 2018

Wednesday 03/10/2018

Wednesday 17/10/2018

Wednesday 31/10/2018
Including Dr Bike

Whitworth Park Campus
Whit worth Park, 316 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WJ
From 11am to 3pm

March 2018

Wednesday 07/03/2018

September (Freshers Week) 2018

Wednesday 12th September
Friday 14th September
Saturday 15th September
Sunday 16th September
Monday 17th September
Tuesday 18th September
Wednesday 19th September

Tuesday 25th September

October 2018

Tuesday 16/10/2018

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