Students from the academy got the opportunity to visit Manchester Velodrome, due to their outstanding effort and attainment in PE.
The National Cycling Centre was Britain’s first indoor Olympic standard cycling track, and since it opened in 1994, is one of the World’s finest and fastest indoor tracks. One lap is 250 metres, and the bankings are 42 ½ degrees. Outwood Grange Academy students enjoyed a taster session, using the same facilities as regular users, which include members of the very successful GB track cycling teams and Paralympic team, such as Jason Kenny CBE, Laura Kenny (née Trott) CBE and Jody Cundy OBE.
Outwood Grange Academy students were given the opportunity to use the National Cycling Centres’ BMX Track. The venue is for riders new to the sport and world class BMX athletes. The amateur BMX track is international standard, with a five metre start hill that runs into a range of jump configurations. The elite track begins with the only eight metre start hill in the UK, which leads into a technically diverse layout. The BMX Track helps riders progress in the sport of BMX racing, regardless of their current ability.