About us

NCA Academy are a truly local, community-based company. We’re proud of our roots and have a passionate commitment to the local area. At NCA Academy, you are provided with the opportunity to cycle, regardless of age, nationality, religion or ability. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a complete novice, we are here to support and encourage you in your cycling journey

NCA are active within the local community, attending Prestwich Clough Day every year. We present cycling events, activities and cycle training for all ages, from all walks of life with expert cycling lessons in Manchester. Our goal is to make cycling accessible to everyone, offering expert cycling lessons in Manchester to ensure that people from all walks of life can enjoy the thrill of cycling. We have a strong commitment to inclusivity and maintain connections with several specialist schools in our community.

NCA also proudly sponsors several local sports teams, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to community involvement. We support Radcliffe Junior Football team, Chadderton Dragons, and Monton Wolves, fostering a spirit of teamwork and sportsmanship among local youth. In addition, we sponsor a junior school netball team, further reinforcing our dedication to nurturing and encouraging the talent and enthusiasm of young athletes in our area.

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

NCA Academy

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
NCA North West


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.
Urban Cycle Centre


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

Dave Headon, Instructor & Cycle Mechanic

National Standards Instructor
City & Guilds Cycle Mechanic

John Baguley, Cycle Mechanic

National Standards Instructor
City & Guilds Cycle Mechanic

Jake, Senior Mechanic

Senior Mechanic

Chris, Workshop Team Logistics

Workshop Team

Workshop Team

Helen, Mindfulness & Wellbeing Coach

Mindfulness & Wellbeing Coach

Chris, Fitness 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.​”

Based at Philips Park in Whitefield

Outwood Country Park map

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