About us

We’re a truly local, community-based company. We’re proud of our roots and have a passionate commitment to the local area, aiming to provide the opportunity to cycle to all, regardless of age, nationality, religion, or ability.

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 with expert cycling lessons in Manchester. Our activities are inclusive and we have links to several specialist schools.

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

Our aim is to provide the opportunity to cycle to all, regardless of age, nationality, religion or ability.

Nationwide Cycling Academy Ltd

A training centre delivering accredited courses and qualifications for Instructors

  • Bikeability Cycle Training Provider
  • Bikeability program delivery to primary and high schools
  • RDC Centre
  • CPD training courses
  • RPL Training Centre
  • JAUPT Centre
  • SUD Driver training
  • MIAS accredited training Centre
  • MTB Instructor training
  • MIAS Certified Cycle Maintenance qualifications


Learn more about NCA Academy: We provide and organise cycling and walking activities for all in our community.

Outdoor fitness and wellbeing centre, finding a lifestyle balance.

  • Holiday Cycle Cycle Camp for kids
  • Learn to ride Centres at Radcliffe, Blackburn, Cheshire
  • Outdoor Fitness program
  • Wellbeing and Mindfulness
  • Mountain Bike skills
  • Volunteer Crew
  • Black Dog MTB club
  • Bikeability training provider for School Sports Partnerships.


The Urban Cycle Centre is a social enterprise developed to address the issue of bikes being thrown away into landfill sites. Our team of mechanics rescue preloved bikes from the tip, repair and re-home them.

Bikes are donated into our scheme by the general public and are refurbished for re-use by job seekers and apprentices. Monthly bike sales mean revenue is raised in order to cover expenses and refurbish more bikes, which then go through the system and into back into good use again.

Raising awareness about green initiatives
Monthly bike sales and auctions
Bike recycling scheme
Maintenance courses on behalf of TFGM
Dr Bike for community events
Volunteering program, providing the opportunity for volunteers to learn a new skill
Online Shop, selling refurbished bikes and spares

In the last 10 years we have delivered…

Bikeability places delivered across Greater Manchester

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

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

Preloved bikes sales held

Our fantastic team

About NCA - Jools

Director and Founder

About NCA - Pete Staley

Training Manager
Instructor Trainer
National Standards Instructor

About NCA - Carolyn

Office Manager and Administrator

About NCA - Dave Fish

Instructor Trainer
National Standards Instructor

About NCA - Susan Williamson

National Standards Instructor
Bury L2R Co-ordinator

About NCA - Paul Turner

National Standards Instructor
Blackburn L2R Co-ordinator

About NCA - Mike Crook

National Standards Instructor
Learn2Ride Coach

About NCA - Martin Williamson

National Standards Instructor
Black Dog MTB & Cyclocross Team

About NCA - Kirstie Williamson

National Standards Instructor
Learn2Ride Coach

About NCA - Roger Gardiner

National Standards Instructor

About NCA - Dave Mills

National Standards Instructor

About NCA - Simon Russell

Workshop Manager
National Standards Instructor

National Standards Instructor
City & Guilds Cycle Mechanic

National Standards Instructor
City & Guilds Cycle Mechanic

Senior Mechanic

Workshop Team

Workshop Team

Mindfulness & Wellbeing Coach

Fitness Coach

what participants say

“We used the NCA’s fabulous lean to ride with two of our children and they have also had amazing fun on their super summer cycle camp as well. Will definitely be using it again! We have even got a fab preloved bike from them as well. Highly recommended.​”

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