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Inside The Medal Factory: As the Track World Championships take place in Colombia, John Amaechi goes behind the scenes at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester to meet British medallists past and present including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton to find the secret of their success.

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Sun 9 Mar 2014 10:30 BBC News Channel

  • The medal factory

    It's all about the bike

    The National Cycling Centre was Britain's first indoor Olympic cycling track. 


    SInce it opened in 1994, it has become one of the World's fastest board tracks for cycling.

    The track is used seven days a week with a comprehensive programme of activities for all levels of ability, making it the busiest in the world.  


    Catering for elite athletes and novices, the track offers sessions to anyone seeking to experience cycling as a sport.


    Regular users of the National Cycling Centre include members of the Great Britain track cycling team, including Sir Chris Hoy and Laura Trott, plus local school children and track enthusiasts.


    The centre’s BMX track opened in August 2011 and offers facilities to both new riders and world class BMX athletes.


    This £24 million purpose built indoor complex houses the UK’s only permanent indoor BMX track with seating for 2,000 fans. 


  • Manchester Velodrome

    Ten years of cycling excellence

    Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and Sir Bradley Wiggins reminisce about the Manchester's National Cycling Centre as the venue celebrates it's 20th birthday


    Watch the Inside the Medal Factory video feature on the BBC Sports website.


John Amaechi
Bradley Wiggins
Chris Hoy
Victoria Pendleton
Chris Boardman
Sally Williams
Sally Williams


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