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Info for Manchester National round 6-7

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Welcome to Manchester

On the way to the venue, follow the “BMX Parking” signs or the BMX Camping signs. Parking is via Langley Road (M14 6LN) and the camping entrance is via Platt Lane (M14 7PY). Depending on your arrangements for the weekend, please follow the correct signs. You will be given a wristband on arrival, which must be worn for the duration of the event.

Please note that The Great Manchester Cycle Ride takes place in Manchester on the 30th of June. This will mean that anyone travelling in on Sunday morning via Trafford, Salford, Mancunian Way or via the NCC may experience travel delays and re-directed routes. Check www.greatcycle.org for info.

Schedule – Friday

Open Practice – This session is controlled by Manchester BMX Club and will cost all participants £3.00, to be paid at the cabin – All riders will be given a wristband which must be worn at all times. All participants must be valid British Cycling or international licence holders. All riders must have their number plate on their bike.
5.00pm until 5.45pm 12 and under
5.50pm until 6.35pm 13 and over (including Elite/Championship Men)
6.40pm until 6.55pm Championship Women/Men & Elite Men Only
7pm until 8pm Open to All (split pens for 12 & under and 13+)

Registration and Sign on Times

Registration for this event is via British Cycling’s online registration system. There is no paper or phone pre-entry format, so for those not taking advantage of the online system, entry on Friday evening and Saturday morning will still be available. Registration will be available on the following days and times:
Friday the 28th of June from 6pm until 8pm
Saturday the 29th of June from 8.30am until 10am
Cash or cheques made payable to British Cycling are acceptable. Payment by card may be an option, but is not a guaranteed.
Pre entry Dates June the 11th until 10pm on Wednesday the 26th of June

Trading / Team /Club Areas

All traders, clubs and teams must book through: secretary@manchesterbmx.co.uk by the 10th of June. Only traders that can provide a valid PLI and a risk assessment may apply. No unauthorised trading is allowed and anyone doing so will be escorted from the site.

Accommodation

Laterooms.com is a good place to find cheaper accommodation in Manchester, but there are also several Premier Inns near the track. Other hotels close to the venue;
Wilmslow Hotel – 356 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6AB Tel: 0161 225 3030
The Willow Bank Hotel – 340 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6AF Tel: 0161 224 0461 willowbank@bestwestern.co.uk

Security

Security staff will be on site from Friday through to Sunday. Security is there for your safety, so please wear your event wristband at all times. Manchester BMX Club and Manchester City Council are not responsible for the theft of any items. Please be vigilant at all times and report suspicious activity to a Manchester BMX Club official. Bike marking may be in operation during the weekend. Please take advantage of this free service.

Camping

The onsite camping will accessed via Platt Lane (closest postcode M14 7PY). There are 180 camping pitches available at £20 and only those that have pre-paid will be allowed access. No camping is available to anyone who hasn’t pre-booked. To pre-book, click the paypal link below, be sure to add surname and vehicle registration. Please print off your paypal receipt and produce on entry to campsite.

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